The Lowdown: Jimenez past his best?
The Mexican has been a great servant but it could be argued that he understandably hasn’t been the same player since suffering a life-threatening head injury last season.
Jimenez only managed to score six goals in 34 Premier League appearances in 2021/22, as he struggled to hit his previous heights in the final third.
While the 31-year-old’s current Wolves deal doesn’t expire until 2024, a fresh report suggests he could be on the move this summer.
The Latest: Mallorca eye up move
According to The Daily Mail, Mallorca are keen on signing Jimenez during the summer transfer window, with former Mexico manager Javier Aguirre now in charge at the Spanish club.
Wolves are not thought to be actively looking to sell, but would be receptive to offers from the USA and Spain, as the striker potentially looks for a new challenge and Fosun seek to trim the club’s wages.
The Verdict: Tough one to predict
It is tough to predict whether or not Jimenez will still be a Wanderers player next season, but ultimately, the decision will rest with the attacker, who has been hailed as ‘special’ by Nuno Espirito Santo in the past.
Of course, he likely won’t be the only Nuno favourite to go this summer if he does depart, as Ruben Neves’ flirting with Barcelona continues.
There is no denying that Wolves need to sign someone to at least compete with the Mexican moving forward, with Brentford’s Ivan Toney looking a good option, having scored 12 goals in the league for an inferior Brentford team.
It could even be that Bruno Lage feels that now is the time to receive a healthy fee for Jimenez, allowing him to enjoy a fresh challenge and giving Wanderers the funds to invest in a younger top-class replacement.
In other news, one player is expected to leave Wolves this summer. Find out who it is here.
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