As the transfer window approaches, Manchester United have once again been linked to some of the world’s best strikers.
Indeed, the Red Devils have already made the first move by signing Odion Ighalo. Man United have reached an agreement with Shanghai Shenhua to extend his contract after he impressed on loan at the club he supported as a boy, registering four goals in eight appearances so far.
Ever since he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers for a club record £30m from Benfica in 2018, Jimenez impressed the crowds at Molineux prior to the nationwide lockdown imposed as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
The 29-year-old has scored 13 goals in 29 games in the Premier League for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, taking 3.4 shots per game, averaging 1.4 key passes and completing 1.8 dribbles per game on average (via WhoScored).
He has received a higher statistical rating than Anthony Martial for his performances this season, as per WhoScored. However, the Mexican, who plays alongside ex-United striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez at international level, is currently valued at £36m according to Transfermarkt.
As it stands, Solskjaer has other areas he urgently needs to prioritise, and he may choose to give the Mexican a miss.
Naturally, many United fans gushed over Jimenez’s “quality” comments, with one supporter tweeting that he is “better than Martial”.
Scroll down through the glowing reactions so far…
Raul knows ball
— REGGIE. (@OneBissakaa) June 18, 2020
He's better than Martial
— 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐧 🇳🇿 (@Lindelof2ii) June 18, 2020
he would be REALLY REALLY good.
— ¹⁷⁴ (@JOJIJEDI) June 18, 2020
sign him up asap @ManUtd
— ً (@ReaIizx) June 18, 2020
Chicharito needs to call him and tell him bout us.. La tigre would be a very good signing for man utd
— mozzarella (@ons301) June 18, 2020
— AJÍBÓLÁ (@Emmylla01) June 18, 2020
Raul will be a great addition to our front men, causing all sorts of threats and problems for all defenders. He’s quality and a great clinical finisher… Bring RAUL home!
— Meko Man 90 (@NMekins) June 18, 2020
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