Wolverhampton Wanderers fans will surely not have been able to have imagined at the beginning of the season that their side would be fighting for seventh place in the Premier League. Nuno Espirito Santo appears to have done wonders with the club in their first campaign back in the top-flight and has managed to get the best out of a number of players.
And, it appears one of his key men at Molineux this season is set to remain at the club for a little longer.
What’s the News?
According to a report by The Express and Star, Wolves are already understood to have come to an agreement with Raul Jimenez about a contract and wage structure to join them permanently in the summer.
The Premier League outfit have an exclusive option of bringing the Mexico international to the club for a fee of around £30million from Benfica and appear to be one step closer to making a move a formality, with a final decision to be made before the end of the campaign.
If there were ever a decision that Wolves could make that came under the category of a ‘no-brainer’, then this would certainly have to be a contender.
And, for a price of just £30m or so, it would have to be considered a real steal and a bargain coup by the Midlands outfit.
Jimenez has been outstanding for Nuno’s side this season, despite a rather slow start to life in the Premier League, and has since netted 14 goals in all competitions, including key goals against Leicester City and Chelsea recently.
The Mexican has already started to make himself a fan favourite with the crowd at Molineux, having surpassed any expectations that they may have originally had for him before he joined the club last summer.
His 12 goals in the Premier League this season has put him level with Steven Fletcher for the most goals in a top-flight campaign in one campaign by any Wolves player and looks set to break that record with eight games still left to play.
If Jimenez can continue his rich run of form, there is no reason as to why Wolves cannot obtain seventh spot and possibly achieve a place in the Europa League.
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