Wolves star opens door to Man Utd amid talk of £50m move

Date published: Saturday 29th February 2020 4:25

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Wolves striker Raul Jimenez says he is “open to everything” amid rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United.

Jimenez has been a key figure for Wolves over the last two seasons, scoring 17 goals to help them into Europe in their first season back in the Premier League.

Thanks in part to their participation in the Europa League, he has already surpassed that tally this season, with 21 goals already to his name.

That form has seen him emerge as a target for Manchester United, who are short of options in attack and had to bring in former Watford striker Odion Ighalo on loan in January.

Ighalo scored his first goal for the Red Devils in their Europa League win over Club Brugge, but there are still doubts over whether or not United will make his move from Shanghai Shenhua permanent in the summer or pursue other targets.

Jimenez is one of the names to be linked if United do look elsewhere, and the Mexico international refused to close the door to the potential move when asked about the rumours.

“One is always open to everything, but I have a contract until 2023,” he told ESPN Mexico.

Before any move can materialise, Jimenez also faces a decision over whether to represent his country at the Olympics.

The 28-year-old could be chosen as one of three overage players by Mexico, which may disrupt his club plans, but he admits the idea of going to the Tokyo Games is a ‘dream’ – especially given that he could add to the gold medal he won with his country at the London 2012 Olympics.

 

 

“It’s always a wish to go to the [Olympic] games, more considering that I already have an Olympic gold,” he admitted.

“It’s a dream that I’d like to fulfill again and I’d be one of the team’s reinforcement men. First I have to wait and then, if there’s a call, talk to the club.”

 

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