One that got away as Wolves star Jimenez confirms Man Utd approach

Raul Jimenez

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has revealed that Manchester United made an approach to sign him.

Jimenez has been one of Wolves’ most important players since joining from Benfica in 2018. He has scored 48 goals in 108 games for them.

The Mexico international has been frequently linked with a move to one of the Premier League’s more traditional powers. Manchester United are often the main topic of the rumours.

United chose to sign Edinson Cavani as a free agent from Paris Saint-Germain this summer. However, some pundits have claimed they should have gone for Jimenez instead.

Now, it appears such a move was in fact a possibility over the summer. And Jimenez has not ruled out a future exit from Molineux, despite being “very happy” at Wolves.

“One day I woke up and Juventus wanted me, another Manchester United and what I know is that there were approaches made,” he told TUDN (via Goal).

“But an agreement was never reached and nothing was close. I’m very happy at Wolves.

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“The truth is I am very happy in Wolverhampton. It’s never wrong to be in a place where you are well but they know that I am not satisfied [with my form], I always look for more.

“It [a move] did not happen this time. If it happens at some point then it will have to be what is best for me, for Wolves and the team that I join. But I am very happy at Wolves and being considered a very important player.”


Jimenez wants Champions League football

The 29-year-old has previously admitted that he would like to join a club competing in the Champions League when the time comes to leave Wolves.

He previously played in the competition for Atletico Madrid and Benfica. But Wolves have only reached the Europa League – an impressive achievement for a club of their pedigree – during his time there.

Back in September, he said he would be “open to anything” in the future. And playing in the Champions League remains at the forefront of his mind.

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