Jimenez hungry for more amid Wolves future fears

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Raul Jimenez headed in a late equaliser as Wolves fought back from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Raul Jimenez says he is content with how life at Wolves is going but will not ruled out a move in the future amid links to Spain.

The Mexico international has been a huge hit at Molineux since his initial move on loan from Benfica in the summer of 2018.

Having taken time to find his feet, the 28-year-old ended his first season in English football with 17 goals in 44 appearances and has managed to maintain that run of form in the current campaign.

Wolves smashed their transfer record to sign Jimenez for £32million in April, taking advantage of a clause in his loan agreement that allowed them to make his stay permanent.

Jimenez has 15 goals in all competitions already this season, while he has also provided seven assists.

 

The focal point of Wolves’ attack is fast developing into one of the top forwards in the Premier League and his good form hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Such has been his success in England, the Midlands outfit could expect to make a sizeable profit on the striker should they decide to cash in, with talk of a 100million euro fee mentioned in Spain, after he signed a contract through until 2023

Jimenez has had an unsuccessful spell in La Liga previously, scoring once in 28 appearances for Atletico Madrid in the 2014/15 season before moving on to Benfica.

Jimenez denies he did not enjoyed his previous stint in Spain and would, therefore, not rule out a return in the future.

The former Club America hitman is more than happy at Wolves for the time being as they enjoy another excellent season in the Premier League, sitting sixth heading into Saturday’s home clash with Tottenham.

“The important thing is to move forward. I am very good at Wolves but you always have to look for more, you have to keep fighting. Now we are in sixth place in the table,” he told Spanish publication Marca.

“The other day, I was talking with my dad and he said: ‘If some of the top-six teams wanted to sign you, where would you go?’. I said: ‘But now I’m in sixth!’ I am above several teams that are considered ‘top six’. I’m great here.”

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