Chile legend Ivan Zamorano, who just like Raul Jimenez played for Mexican side America, says Wolves are not a big enough club for him to fulfil his potential.
Jimenez has 22 goals in 44 appearances this season leading to reports linking him with both Real Madrid and Manchester United when the transfer market reopens.
This week the 28-year-old told prospective buyers that it would take a substantial fee to prize him away from Wolves because there is no buyout clause, as per Manchester Evening News.
Here’s what Zamorano had to say about his ex-teammate Jimenez (via Medio Tiempo): “For me, Wolverhampton are too small, the best option for Raúl is to continue progressing; he can only aspire to the Europa League. He has to think about playing the Champions League, being a world class striker, empowering himself at a professional level and playing for a team like Real Madrid.
“Today, if I were Raul, I wouldn’t think twice. Karim Benzema is a great player, but Jimenez has nothing to envy him; what’s more, Manchester United don’t have a nine, there he is, he knows the league and the team needs a number nine.”
We fully expect Solskjaer to sign a proven goalscorer when the transfer markets reopens and Jimenez could be a good option.
It may come down to transfer fee because I can see United being put off by how much Wolves will demand for the striker’s signature.
Wolves have had a good season and aren’t too far away from the Champions League places, so they will be making sure a replacement can be got before any of their key players leave.
Jimenez must also be wondering how long Nuno Espirito Santo will remain as manager.
Vote for Stretty News!
Stretty News is running in this year’s Football Content Awards at Tottenham’s stadium. Even though the event itself is in doubt after the coronavirus outbreak, you can still cast your vote for the Premier League’s Best Club Content Creator.
You can also vote via Instagram and Twitter — find out how here.