Transfer rumors and Manchester United are like fire and water. It looks worse when it comes to realized transfers and because it does not always go hand in hand. However, if you believe the Portuguese media, Raul Jimenez will soon be hitting Old Trafford.
Jimenez was connected with Manchester in the past. Various clubs thought about his employment but he eventually stabilized his career in Wolverhampton which had to be done in the end due to the fact that the Mexican international turned 29 this year.
Manchester United are on the verge of signing Raul Jimenez from Wolves, according to Portuguese outlet RTP 👀 pic.twitter.com/FlcETw7u5F
— Goal (@goal) July 30, 2020
Although he previously played for Atletico and did not do well. Then Benfica bought him for EUR 22 million and it did not cause any sensation there either. In 2018, Wolverhampton took on him and it turned out that Jimenez can actually shoot and that his download was not so stupid. Last season saw 26 goals in 53 appearances on all fronts, plus 10 assists.
RTP says these figures have convinced Manchester United to be a strong forward. It is known what it is like with Manchester United but “Portuguese TVP” apparently still has good news from the time Jimenez performed in Lisbon. RTP is convinced of this transfer but does not give any specific numbers –
However, the 29-year-old will have to be bought because his contract with Wolves is valid for the next three years. And this is a guarantee of a good compensation fee. However, Wolverhampton already has a potential successor ready because Paulinho – the Portuguese striker of Braga who scored 25 goals for his team on all fronts in the past competitions, is to go to the West Midlands for 30 million euro. The guy is the same height as Jimenez.
It has been reported that Wolves striker Raul Jimenez is ‘on his way’ to Manchester United.
— Talking Wolves (@TalkingWolves) July 30, 2020
We will live, we will see, although the RTP reports were later confirmed by the editors of the daily “A Bola”. Manchester’s top scorers in the past competition were Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial (17 goals) followed by Mason Greenwood (10 goals). Jimenez isn’t a world star but Manchester United could come in handy. He can still play at the appropriate level for a few seasons although at Old Trafford the expectations for him will certainly be greater than at the Molineux Stadium.