Wolves ‘closing in on £25m deal to sign loan star Raul Jimenez from Benfica’





Wolves ‘closing in on £25m deal to sign loan star Raul Jimenez from Benfica’

  • Wolves are close to sealing a £25million deal to sign Raul Jimenez from Benfica
  • The forward has scored 15 goals for Wolves this season during his loan spell 
  • Nuno Espirito Santo wants to sign him and the club are now in advanced talks

Wolves are on the brink of securing a club-record £25million deal to sign Raul Jimenez.

The forward has shone for Wolves this season during his loan spell from Benfica and is now closing in on a permanent deal.  

Nuno Espirito Santo is keen on signing the Mexican international on a long-term deal and according to The Telegraph Wolves are now in advanced talks to sign him.

Wolves are on the brink of securing a £25million deal to sign Raul Jimenez permanently

Wolves are on the brink of securing a £25million deal to sign Raul Jimenez permanently 

A fee has reportedly been agreed for Jimenez, who has scored 15 goals for FA Cup semi-finalists Wolves in all competitions this season. 

The Telegraph claim an initial fee of around £25m has been agreed, eclipsing the previous transfer record of £18m for Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore.

RAUL JIMENEZ STATS

(All Competitions)

Games: 35 

Goals: 15

Assists: 7

Added instalments have also been included in the offer which could take the payment closer to £30m.   

Wolves’ ambitious owners have made signing the 27-year-old a priority and talks have progressed rapidly over the last few weeks.

Jimenez has featured regularly for Wolves this season and has played an integral role in their success in the Premier League and domestic competitions.   

The forward continued his fine form of recent by netting in Mexico’s 3-1 win over Chile on Saturday and is poised to play against Burnley at Turf Moor at the weekend.

The forward pictured celebrating after scoring against Chile for Mexico on Saturday

The forward pictured celebrating after scoring against Chile for Mexico on Saturday

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