Report: Wolves ready to let Mexico star Raul Jimenez move on
Mexico star Raul Jimenez could leave Wolves in January as the Premier League strugglers are preparing to freshen up their attack.
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A report from the Daily Mail‘s Tom Collomosse says that Wolves are willing to let Raul Jimenez, 31, leave in January.
The Mexico striker has had a really tough time since returning from the fractured skull he suffered in November 2020. Understandably he looked off the pace after his lengthy spell out and he scored just six goals during the 2021-22 season.
Wolves have signed Matheus Cunha on loan from Atletico Madrid and he will be available for their next game once the January transfer window officially opens. That means Jimenez will slip further down the pecking order at Wolves and per the report, if they can add one more forward this January then Jimenez can move on.
The right time for Raul to move on?
This seems like the best solution for all involved.
Per the report, Jimenez is one of the highest earners at Wolves as they are looking to reshuffle their wage bill and freshen up their attack.
Also, the fact Jimenez didn’t come on for Diego Costa on Dec. 31 when he was subbed out at half time tells you that he’s not really in the plans of Julen Lopetegui. Jimenez has spent most of the last six months out with injuries and he has featured just five times for struggling Wolves this season.
Simply put, Jimenez will go down as one of the best strikers to have played for Wolves. He joined the club when they were first promoted back to the Premier League in 2018-19 and has scored 56 goals in 151 appearances in all competitions and 40 in 123 appearances in the Premier League.
Jimenez is Wolves’ all-time leading goalscorer in the Premier League and helped them go on deep runs in the Europa League and cup competitions. He will always be a hero at Molineux.
As for what is next for Jimenez, we will have to wait and see but he will have plenty of options around Europe and the report states he has options in MLS and back in Mexico.