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Opinion: Wolves could provide Jimenez with the platform to perform consistently

Opinion: Wolves could provide Jimenez with the platform to perform consistently

It was an exciting start to life back in the Premier League for Wolves after they drew 2-2 with Everton last Saturday.

And at the heart of the excitement was new signing Raul Jimenez, who scored the all important equaliser when he headed past Jordan Pickford in the 80th minute to ensure the points would be shared between the two teams.

£13.5m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Jimenez joined the newly-promoted side back in June and, as a result, it feels like the Mexican striker’s arrival at Molineux has gone under the radar with much of the spotlight shifting onto some of Wolves more recent signings including Joao Moutinho and Adama Traore.

However, all eyes were on Jimenez when he rescued a point for his new club in a season that could be career defining for him.

Jimenez’s spells at parent club Benfica and Europa League champions Atletico Madrid have not gone the way he would have liked. In short, the 27-year-old has not been able to transfer the goal-scoring proficiency he showed in Mexico over to Europe leaving question marks to whether he can provide the firepower necessary to keep Wolves up.

Jimenez, though, can take confidence from his vital goal on the Premier League’s opening weekend and in this Wolves side managed by Nuno Espirito Santo, the Mexico international will get chances.

After what can only be seen as a solid transfer window — or at least on paper — Wolves are on course for a good season.

And Jimenez will be hoping he can be the one to spearhead Nuno’s men to Premier League safety — or possibly beyond that — as he looks to finally make his mark in Europe.

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