Manchester United could sign Raul Jimenez if Wolves fail to win Europa League
The Mexican international has scored 26 goals for Wolverhampton Wanderers. He can add to that tally once the Europa League resumes.
The 29-year-old Mexican has been a consistent performer for Wolves since joining the Molineux outfit from Benfica in 2018. Jimenez initially joined the club on loan before signing permanently after a spectacular debut season the year later for a club-record fee.
It has proven to be money well spent as Jimenez continues to bang in the goals. He has now scored 43 goals in 91 appearances for the club.
With Wolves finishing seventh in the Premier League and Arsenal winning the FA Cup, their European fate for next season hinges on them winning the Europa League.
Losing out could see them lose some of their biggest names, those among them being Jimenez. That is the opinion of former Manchester City star Joleon Lescott.
He has backed Jimenez to join a side challenging for trophies. That is exactly what United are keen to do next season.
“It would be a huge void to fill if Raul Jimenez were to leave Wolves and it would be a massive loss, but he deserves clubs you expect to see winning silverware to be interested.”
Despite the front trio of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood all impressing, Jimenez will add a new dimension to our attack.
A traditional number nine, finding the back of the net is second nature to him, something he does for Wolves regularly. His exceptional work rate is another attribute that will endear him to his teammates.
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United have a major advantage when it comes to the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes. The Portuguese superagent has strong connections with United. This could make a potential switch more doable. Jimenez’s current contract at Molineux runs until 2023. (h/t Express)