Raul Jimenez may leave Wolverhampton Wanderers as Lothar Matthaus has implied to Fox Sports in an interview (via Sport Witness) that the striker has the potential for something bigger than the Midlands club.
“If he continues to play at this high level at the end of the season, there could be great interest from several bigger teams in England than Wolverhampton,” the German legend said.
“I like Mexico in general and Mexican players. A good Mexican soccer player can compete anywhere in Europe, in the best leagues, in England, Italy, Spain or Germany.”
Indeed, the ace valued at 40 million euros (roughly £35.7 million) has played at a high level so far this season, scoring 22 goals and making 10 assists in 44 appearances in all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.
With these kind of numbers, there has already been great interest from teams in England, with Manchester United being just one side who have reportedly expressed their desire to sign the 29-year old in the upcoming summer transfer window.
However, it seems to be Jimenez that is attracting the most interest out of the Mexican internationals, and it is perhaps not a surprise given how well he has performed for the Molineux faithful.
Indeed, he has helped Wolves get through the UEFA Europa League group stages and climb to sixth place in the Premier League table on 43 points with nine games left to play, as per the BBC.
This gives two realistic opportunities for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men to qualify for the Champions League next campaign given that fifth spot in the top flight may be enough if Manchester City’s ban of two years is upheld.
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Jimenez would arguably be vital for this to happen and for any future success, but Matthaus has suggested to supporters that he may leave WWFC at some point.
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