Raul Jimenez has moved to reassure Wolverhampton Wanderers that he will remain at the club amid links with other Premier League sides.
According to different sources such as Sky Sports and ESPN, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are all chasing the Mexico international. However, in a video posted on his official Facebook page, the striker claimed that he is happy at Molineux and Champions League football isn’t required for him to stay.
The confirmation from the £45m-rated, as per Transfermarkt, Mexican will be music to the ears of Nuno Espirito Santo, who has already had to sell one striker trying to displace the 28-year-old. In the summer of 2019, Patrick Cutrone was signed as another option in the number nine role, however, left the club on an 18-month loan deal with an option to make the move permanent.
It’s easy to see why the Jimenez is irreplaceable for the Portuguese coach’s side. After all, he’s scored 13 goals this season, registered six assists and averaged 1.4 (per WhoScored) key passes per game, the second-highest number in the squad.
Jimenez’s experience is clear for all to see given the stats above. With the team in the hunt to reach Europe’s premier competition, a player of his quality will need to be retained. From his goals to Cutrone’s failed efforts to replace the striker upfront, the Mexican is far too crucial for Wolves to lose and could even be labelled as irreplaceable.
Should he leave, he’d certainly take some replacing. With that in mind, his update is certainly promising.
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