Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo provided an uplifting update regarding the condition of star striker Raul Jimenez after his horror injury earlier in the season.
Jimenez to return?
The 29-year-old has been out of the side since November after suffering a fractured skull during his side’s 2-1 win against Arsenal at the Emirates, clashing heads with defender David Luiz.
Despite his absence, Jimenez is still one of the top goalscorers at the club (Whoscored) and Wolves have looked nowhere near as threatening without him. Understandably, he is a crucial piece to Nuno’s puzzle, which lead to skipper Conor Coady telling the club’s official website that he was “phenomenal.”
While the Black County club moved promptly this month to secure firepower in the likes of Willian Jose from Real Sociedad, Nuno told reporters in his pre-match press conference (via Sky Sports) that he’s “positive” that the Mexico international will feature again during the 2020/21 campaign.
Transfer Tavern Verdict
This is huge news for Wolves supporters, and something that they might not have envisioned after seeing him leave the pitch on a stretcher in North London in November.
Nuno’s team have missed Jimenez dearly, there is no getting around that. But with the arrival of Willian Jose, it will be interesting to see if Jimenez ups his game even further upon his return.
Better yet, the Portuguese tactician could implement a system that sees both players form an attacking partnership. Time will tell.
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