Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has confirmed that Manchester United and Juventus had been eager on signing him through the summer season, but remains adamant that he’s joyful at Molineux – for now.
The 29-year-old was in excellent form through the 2019/20 season, netting 27 goals in all competitions as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side reached the latter phases of the Europa League, as effectively as sealing an spectacular seventh-placed Premier League finish.
The Mexican’s goals nearly inevitably saw him linked with a move away from Wolves, with United and Juventus both named as potential suitors as far back as May. A move failed to materialise although, and he penned a new three-and-a-half year contract in October to end any lingering hypothesis over his future.
Now, talking to TUDN (by way of Goal), Jimenez has spoken of United and Juventus’ interest, reaffirming he is more than joyful to stay within the Black Country, before hinting that he’d be open to a move sooner or later.
“One day I woke up and uventus wanted me, another Manchester United and what I know is that there were approaches made. But an agreement was never reached and nothing was close. I’m very happy at Wolves,” Jimenez said.
“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) didn’t occur this time. If it occurs at some point then it will have to be what’s best for me, for Wolves and the group that I be a part of. But I’m very joyful at Wolves and being thought of a crucial player.”
United did eventually strengthen their forward line with the signing of free agent Edinson Cavani, but the Uruguayan has had a bit-part role at Old Trafford thus far, only netting his first goal for the club in last weekend’s 3-1 win over Everton.
As for Juventus, they’ve but to actually settle into life under new head coach Andrea Pirlo, drawing 4 of their opening seven Serie A games. They also added to their frontline, opting to carry Alvaro Morata back to the club on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid.