Journalist claims Spurs-linked forward is wanted by ‘great teams’

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Raul Jimenez
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Record journalist, Jonathan Pena (as relayed by Sport Witness), has provided an update on the future of Raul Jimenez who is reportedly wanted by Tottenham Hotspur.

The Mexican international has been a revelation since moving to Molineux Stadium two summer ago and has been a constant menace for Premier League defences, with his ability to hold the ball up as well as run in-behind the defence.

Jose Mourinho is reportedly a fan of Jimenez (Daily Star) and it has been claimed that the Spurs head coach has personally spoken to the striker’s family over the possibility of bringing him to North London (Foot Mercato).

The Mirror two reported months ago that the former Atletico Madrid man was keen on leaving Wolves this summer and securing one final big move in his career.

However, Pena has said that the 29-year-old is happy at Wolves but he did not rule out the possibility of him leaving Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

Pena did admit that clubs including Arsenal, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham are interested in the striker and on offer could be forthcoming soon.

He also revealed that Wolves are demanding a fee of around €80m (£72m) for Jimenez’s signature this summer.

A source close to Jimenez said: “Raúl is happy in Wolverhampton and wouldn’t like to leave. As far as I’ve talked to him, he says he doesn’t come out. But it’s true that there is interest from great teams and for a great offer everything can happen.”

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Jimenez is a fantastic, all-round striker and would improve almost any side in Europe. It is not surprising that he is being linked with a move away from Wolves this summer as one would imagine this is his last chance to make a big move and this is probably the final transfer window in which Wolves can make a significant profit on him due to his age.

However, we certainly are not in a position to afford to pay around £72m for a striker who will have little to no resale value in two to three years. I suspect we will go for a cheaper option like a Callum Wilson, as long as he is willing to play second-fiddle to Harry Kane.

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