Wolves to consider offers for striker Raul Jimenez this summer, with Bruno Lage keen to revamp squad


Wolves to consider offers for star striker Raul Jimenez this summer as the Mexican aims for guarantee of first-team football ahead of the World Cup – with manager Bruno Lage keen to revamp his squad

  • Wolves are bracing themselves for interest in striker Raul Jimenez this summer
  • The club aren’t actively looking to sell but Jimenez is one of their highest earners
  • A transfer away would give Wolves greater room for manoeuvre in the market 
  • One of their top earners, Jimenez wants regular football ahead of the World Cup 
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Wolves are bracing themselves for interest in Raul Jimenez this summer with the Mexico forward lined up for a return to Spanish football.

Jimenez made a miraculous return to competitive action after fracturing his skull in a collision with David Luiz in Wolves’ match at Arsenal in November 2020, which left the 31-year-old’s life in danger.

He made 34 league appearances for Wolves last term, scoring six goals, and while the club are not actively looking to sell, manager Bruno Lage is keen to bring in new players this summer and Jimenez’s sale would give the club greater room for manoeuvre in the market.

Wolves are bracing themselves for interest in star striker Raul Jimenez this summer with the Mexico international (pictured) lined up for a return to Spanish football ahead of the World Cup

Wolves are also prepared to sell midfielder Ruben Neves during this window for around £70m

Wolves are also prepared to sell midfielder Ruben Neves during this window for around £70m

Jimenez is one of Wolves’ top earners and has a contract at Molineux that runs until summer 2024. 

He also needs the guarantee of regular football next season, to ensure he is in the best possible condition for Mexico’s World Cup campaign at the end of the year.

Real Mallorca, managed by Mexican coach Javier Aguirre, has been mooted as a possible destination for Jimenez, while there is also interest from clubs in the US and Mexico. 

Reports in Portugal indicate the Molineux club are in talks with Sporting Lisbon to finalise a deal for long-term target Joao Palhinha (right), 26, with Sporting demanding about £21million

Reports in Portugal indicate the Molineux club are in talks with Sporting Lisbon to finalise a deal for long-term target Joao Palhinha (right), 26, with Sporting demanding about £21million

Jimenez spent the 2014-15 campaign with Atletico Madrid before joining Benfica. He completed a £31.5million move to Wolves in summer 2019 after a successful season on loan.

Wolves are also prepared to sell midfielder Ruben Neves during this window with the price set at about £70m. 

Meanwhile, reports in Portugal indicate the Molineux club are in talks with Sporting Lisbon to finalise a deal for long-term target Joao Palhinha, with Sporting demanding about £21million for the 26-year-old midfielder.

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