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Raul Jimenez set for permanent £30m Wolves transfer

Wolves are lining up a permanent £30m transfer for Mexican striker Raul Jimenez, according to reports in the Daily Mirror. 

Jimenez, 27, has been in sensational form for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side since signing on loan from Benfica, scoring nine goals and registering five assists in 26 Premier League appearances.

The striker has played a crucial part in the West Midlands’ outfit rise to 7th in the league, whilst scoring twice in the FA Cup to set up a round of 16 tie with Bristol City for a place in the quarter-finals.

Jimenez has unquestionably seized his opportunity in the Premier League, defying the perception that if Wolves are to truly bridge the gap between the top-six, as are the ambitions of their wealthy Chinese owners, they must sign a truly top-class striker.

The Mexican is fulfilling that role and more, as Nuno’s side have made a sparkling return to top-flight football, and look on course for a quarter-final spot in the FA Cup.

The club also signed Jonny Castro, on-loan from Athletico Madrid, in a permanent £15m deal during the January window, further outlining their ambitions to establish the Wanderers as a staple, stable Premier League side.

After rumours of a move for Tammy Abraham in January, the proposed £30m transfer from Jimenez is a true statement of faith in the striker’s abilities. If the Mexican can continue this fine form for the remainder of the campaign, there will be no questions as to who is Wolves’ long-term striker at Molineux.

Tom Newman

Editor at 90MAAT.

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