Wolverhampton Wanderers star Raul Jimenez has admitted that several approaches from elite clubs took place during the summer.
Jimenez attracting interest
The 29-year-old has been sensational for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, ever since his £30m move from Benfica at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.
Wolves’ Mexican star recently signed a new four-year contract, which extended his stay in the West Midlands until 2024 (via BBC Sport).
Manchester United were heavily linked with his services over the summer, with a price of £73m reported before his committed his future to Molineux (via talkSPORT).
Jimenez has gained some support along the way, including from skipper Conor Coady, who described him as “sensational” (cited by NBC Sports).
Speaking to a Mexican broadcaster, Jimenez admitted that official approaches took place but insisted that he is happy at Wolves.
“One day I’d wake up and Juventus loved me, another it’d be Manchester United, and what I know is that there were approaches, but an agreement was never reached, nothing close, but I’m very good at Wolves.”
When asked whether he was frustrated about not leaving Molineux this summer, he replied: “Well, not really, I’m very happy at Wolverhampton, it’s never forced because I’m in a place where I’m fine, they know I’m not satisfied, I’m always looking for more. It didn’t happen this time if it happens at some point will have to want the best for me, Wolves and the team who came, but I’m very happy at Wolves.”
Transfer Tavern take
Despite the temptations, Wolves fans will be understandably delighted with Jimenez’s comments.
Having scored 48 goals in 108 appearances (TransferMarkt), there is no doubt that Jimenez is Nuno’s best striker at the club. If they had lost the 82-cap Mexico international to somewhere like Old Trafford, they could have had problems this season.
That being said, Jimenez opted to stay and will be key if Wolves are to move up the Premier League standings during the 2020/21 campaign.
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