Raul Jimenez has reaffirmed his decision to stay put with the Wolves has he opined that “It feels very good to be a Wolves player” amid links to Liverpool, Manchester United and Juventus.
The 29-year-old former Atletico Madrid striker has scored 24 goals and assisted 6 in 47 overall appearances for Wolves this season.
Jimenez is known for his physical presence and his ability to hold-up-play. Standing at 6ft 3in, his aerial prowess allows him to win a lot of aerial duals while he uses his aerial advantage to bring the ball down and bring others into play with astonishing skills.
Due to his impressive skills and technical abilities, the former Benfica forward has been appraised to be an all-round forward who is not just a traditional number 9 but has a lot of dynamism which makes him more difficult and unpredictable for defenders to handle. No wonder he has been compared with Sweden’s veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Jimenez has assures the fans that he’s very happy at the club, however. “It feels very good to be a Wolves player,” Jimenez said on the club’s official website. “My two years here have been unbelievable, I think we made that connection since the beginning since my transfer here. I’m very happy to be here.
“All of us have got better under Nuno and I’ve had two years now with a lot of progress. The coach knows how to guide the group.
“He’s given me the confidence to be an important man at the front of the attack. That’s what I’d been looking for since coming to Europe – it’s very important to me to have confidence from him and all my team-mates.”
His reassurance to stay at the club will definitely bring a sigh of relief to both the manager and the club as the Mexican striker has brought a lot of quality upfront. Wolverhampton are presently in a position to qualify for European competition which can still get better if they continue to win all the remaining league matches while hoping that either Chelsea or Leicester City drop some points.
With the latest report about Manchester City’s European ban, being in fifth position will still be enough to see the Wolves qualifying for the major European tournament which is the Champions league, that is, if and only if, City’s likely appeal is rejected.
Raul Jimenez has being an important player for the Wolves and at 29-yrs-old, many would have expected that with his quality, he should have signed for a bigger club with better financial package coupled with the assurance of qualifying for European competition. But the Mexican forward seems to prefer to repay the club’s faith in him and stay with the club regardless of who might be interested in his signature.
If a big club with tempting transfer fee comes in for his signature, Wolves might reconsider their option on either to let the striker stay at the club as long as he wants to or cash-in on the forward when the opportunity arises.
Raul Jimenez’s failure to consider his suitors’ interest might be his last chance of an adventure with a top club. Will he let the opportunity go? Does Wolves deserves such faith?