The father of Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has revealed that his son finds it “very cool” to be linked with a move to Manchester United.
Jimenez has been the subject of several reports in recent weeks suggesting that he is sought after by Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is keen to add to his attack.
Juventus have also been credited with interest in Mexico international Jimenez, who has scored 22 goals and assisted 10 others this season and who Wolves would reportedly not be opposed to selling for a profit in the upcoming transfer window.
Speaking to Medio Tiempo, the striker’s father has now opened up on the speculation surrounding his son’s future and revealed that he is listening to such reports.
“Raul has always said it’s something very cool (to hear of the interest),” his father said. He’s very happy at his club, hopefully getting into positions for Champions League and Europa League at the moment.
“Always for him, all of that will be very gratifying, very cool to hear those comments. Right now is the time of rumours, God willing the league hopefully resumes next month and that’s where we are right now.
“The rest, there is nothing. He’s only commented on what he sees that they publish, but nothing at the moment.
“Later, if there is something different, we will see. But now, yes, they are mere speculation and rumours.”
It has been claimed that Wolves have sanctioned the €60million sale of Jiminez and plan to raid Benfica for Carlos Vinicius.
United are looking for another striker given that Solskjaer has been reliant on Anthony Martial down the middle of his attack for a prolonged period of the season.
Marcus Rashford’s preference is to play off the left wing, although his back injury in January saw ruled him completely out of the picture before the season was halted.
Mason Greenwood, 18, is expected to fill in as a back-up striker after his impressive debut season at Old Trafford.
In other news, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Can has told his teammate Jadon Sancho to ignore speculation linking him with United.