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Raul Jimenez explains why it was ‘really important’ to leave Wolves for Fulham after completing transfer

Raul Jimenez at Fulham

Raul Jimenez (pic via Fulham FC)

Fulham have announced the signing of Raul Jimenez from Wolves on a contract until 2025 with the option of a further 12 months.

Jimenez has been in the Premier League since Wolves signed him in 2018, but the 32-year-old is now embarking on a new challenge at Craven Cottage.

Fulham have turned to Jimenez as a possible successor to Aleksandar Mitrovic, who wants to leave the club and accept an offer from Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia.

Jimenez failed to score from his 15 Premier League appearances last season, but leaves Wolves with a record of 57 goals from 166 games in all competitions.

After his move on an initial two-year deal was confirmed late on Tuesday, Jimenez told Fulham’s official channels how he feels about the sudden change of scenery.

“It’s really important for me to arrive here,” Jimenez told FFCtv. “I will try to do my best for the team, one of the most iconic teams in the Premier League.

“I’m happy to be here and to play in this stadium, it’s a really good stadium, I like it here. I’m going to give my best to keep scoring goals in the Premier League.”

Khan confident Jimenez can help Fulham

According to Fulham chairman Tony Khan, the addition of Jimenez’s Premier League and international experience will help Marco Silva’s side consolidate the progress they made last season, which culminated in a 10th-place finish.

“I’m excited to welcome Raul Jimenez to Fulham,” Khan added. “Raul will be familiar to Fulham supporters as he’s had great experience playing in the Premier League, and in international football with Mexico.

“It’s important for us to follow up on last season’s success, and we believe that the addition of Raul can help us strengthen the squad as we aim for another successful season in the Premier League.”

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