Wolverhampton Wanderers legend John Richards has warned that it will take “silly money” to cause the club to cash in on prolific striker Raul Jimenez this summer.
Jimenez has been the subject of interest from many top clubs in Europe including Manchester United and Juventus, who are said to be willing to tempt the forward to make a move this summer.
The 2019/20 campaign was the best Jimenez has had in front of goal, ending the season with 27 goals across all competitions for Wolves. And his displays hasn’t gone unnoticed as he is believed to be circled around by Europe’s heavyweight ahead of the upcoming campaign.
But Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are not considering cashing in on their club-record signing, while Richards has also warned that it will take a huge offer from other clubs to take the attacker away from the Molineux.
“Wolves are in a good position. They don’t have to sell,” a man who scored 194 goals during his days at Molineux told the Express and Star. “They’re in a strong position financially and there is no pressure on them to sell.
“First of all, it’s whether anyone is prepared to spend what would have to be silly money to get him. That’s the only thing that would tempt Wolves to do it.
“I just feel Wolves have got the upper hand at the moment in all the negotiations. They’re an ambitious club. There are not many strikers of that sort of standard around, so why would you let one go? He’s got another three years left on his contract, so there is no pressure whatsoever from a club point of view.
“The only way I can see him going is if Jimenez says himself that he doesn’t want to play for Wolves anymore. And I haven’t seen anything to say that’s the way he’s thinking.”
That being said, the Wolves ace is aware of interest from other clubs and had already described the speculations as being “cool”.