Who could have imagined how well things have gone for Wolverhampton Wanderers? Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have taken the Premier League by storm this season and have a strong chance of finishing the campaign in seventh.
A number of his players have been outstanding in their efforts and it appears one of his key men is set to turn his temporary stay at Molineux into a permanent one.
What’s the News?
The Telegraph are claiming Wolves are on the verge of completing a deal with Benfica to keep Raul Jimenez beyond the summer.
It is believed a deal will total £30million, with £25m being paid up front and the remaining £5m in instalments.
That figure will eclipse the one they spent in the summer to bring Adama Traore to the club from Middlesbrough.
Although it is hardly surprising to hear that Wolves have taken up the option to sign him permanently, it will still be some excellent business and one worthy of breaking their transfer record.
Jimenez has been a key player for Nuno’s side this season and despite a rather slow start, the Mexico international has taken to life in the Premier League rather well. The forward has hit 14 goals across all competitions, including vital goals against Chelsea and Leicester City recently.
Jimenez has already endeared himself to the crowd at Molineux and has become a favourite with the fans as he has surpassed the expectations that many would have originally had for him when he first arrived.
Having already equalled the record that Steven Fletcher set for the club in the top-flight, he is in a brilliant position to break it with eight games still left to play.
£30m could prove to be a bargain fee for the Mexican if he continues to perform as well as he does, and with his future now set to be at the club for the significant future, it may help him to feel even more relaxed in front of goal and ensure Wolves finish in seventh place.
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