Raul Jimenez says he is committed to Wolverhampton Wanderers
despite reports that a number of high-profile clubs are chasing his signature.
The Mexican forward has been an inspired signing for the
ambitious Black Country club since making the move at the beginning of last
Initially joining up on loan from Portuguese outfit Benfica,
he scored 17 goals across all competitions as Wolves secured a place in the
Europa League at the first attempt after earning promotion from the
That form was enough to convince Wolves to spend £30 million
to sign him on a permanent basis and his stock has continued to rise in the
This season he has scored 22 goals in 44 games across all
competitions as Wolves battle to qualify for the Europa League once again.
Jimenez has been linked with moves away from Molineux, with
the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham all credited with genuine
interest in the forward.
Real Madrid are also rumoured to be watching him as they search
for a long-term replacement for Karim Benzema.
However, speaking to fans in a Facebook Live session, the
striker says he is happy to honour his contract at Wolves, which lasts until
2023, but admits playing in the Champions League is a tempting proposition.
"It’s not that we have to qualify for the Champions
League in order to stay. I'm good (here), happy with Wolves, doing important
things – me as well as the whole team," he said.
"It's the big motivation to keep growing as a player
and getting into the Champions League is always a plus that satisfies you and
keeps you thinking about big things."
Before the season was halted due to the coronavirus
pandemic, Wolves were sixth in the Premier League table, five points adrift of
Chelsea in fourth.
They were also competing in the Europa League’s round-of-16
stage but the second leg of their tie against Olympiakos could not be played.
- TEAMtalk media