Birmingham news Nuno's key transfer task if Raul Jimenez stays at Wolves MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Raul Jimenez has been a revelation since he joined Wolves from Benfica two years ago
Breaking News ! Wolverhampton Wanderers have the complete number nine in Raul Jimenez. When Jimenez joined on loan from Benfica two years ago very few people were overwhelmed by the signing. The Mexican, 27 at the time, had spent the majority of his career as a substitute and his goal record with Benfica and Atletico Madrid was average at best. But his marriage to Wolves, eventually made permanent for a club-record £32.6million fee, was made in heaven. (Image: Alex Livesey/Getty Images) Jimenez has scored 30 times in 76 Premier League games - only seven players have managed more over the last two campaigns. In addition to his league tally, Jimenez has netted nine times in the Europa League this term, while he scored four in Wolves’ run to the FA Cup semi-finals last season. There is now a genuine argument to suggest Jimenez is among the most well-rounded centre-forwards in the game. Interest in Jimenez is nothing new to Wolves fans and some of the clubs reportedly interested - Juventus, Manchester United and Tottenham to name but a few - is testament to his talent. Read More Related Articles Wolves the favourites to land £30m striker in summer window - reports Read More Related Articles A 'flop' & four nines - Wolves players rated in the Premier League Wolves are desperate to hang onto him and Nuno Espirito Santo wants to find a striker who can lighten Jimenez’s load. The issue Wolves have is who will sign to play the role of second choice striker? And that’s all that can be offered while Jimenez is still at Molineux.
An injury lay-off for Kane earlier this year coincided with a six-game winless run for Spurs. Mauricio Pochettino, and now Jose Mourinho, have searched for a competitor to Kane without success. Fernando Llorente held the position for a short while at Spurs but two goals in 36 league games suggests it wasn’t adequately filled. Wolves need to find a way to make this job description look more appealing. Another European campaign and the extra games it will bring is bound to help, but Patrick Cutrone’s unhappiness and swift exit shows cameos alone won’t be enough.
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Somehow, Wolves have got to find a player of high quality who won’t throw a strop if he doesn’t start every week. Up until now Jimenez’s availability record has been impeccable but he is the one player who Wolves simply couldn’t manage without for any length of time. They coped without Willy Boly, they would without others too, but there’s simply no one readily available to replace Jimenez. In addition to the missing defender Nuno has been searching for, another top class centre-forward must be Wolves’ transfer window priority.
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