Raul Jimenez has hinted he could consider signing a contract extension with Wolves, although he has named another club he would like to represent.
Jimenez has been a Wolves player since the 2018-19 season, which was their first return to the Premier League. Arriving from Benfica as a top signing, he enjoyed two prolific seasons.
In his debut campaign with Wolves, Jimenez scored 17 goals in 44 games. In the process, he helped them qualify for Europa League participation, which was a remarkable achievement for a promoted club.
His loan goes to wolves then became permanent, preceding a second season in which he scored 27 goals in 55 games. However, after four goals in his third year with the club, he suffered a serious head injury.
Jimenez hasn’t been so prolific since his return. For example, last season he scored just six goals in 36 appearances in all competitions.
At 31, however, he might still have something to prove. He has yet to make a name for himself in the Premier League this season, but has one goal in four appearances in all competitions thanks to a Carabao Cup effort.
The Mexico international has recently come up against an injury problem. However, when he returns, he will be competing with new signing Diego Costa for a place up front. summer companion Sasa Kalajdzic will be out long-term with his own injury.
Therefore, there is still room in the squad for Jimenez to make his mark. By the end of the season he will be entering the final year of his contract, so it could be important to make the most of any opportunities that come his way.
Of course, at this point Wolves might have to decide whether to sell him or renew his contract. But the striker has confirmed that he would be ready to go with the latter option and extend his stay.
He said TUDN“Yes why not? I have this year and another year left on my contract. You never know what might happen and you don’t have to close the doors on anyone either.
“We will have to see what is best and from there make decisions. But I feel happy, with a lot of desire to continue here.
Raul Jimenez has the next club in mind
However, Jimenez can already imagine what his future away from Wolves might look like. After rising through the ranks at Club America in his native Mexico, he opened the door to a possible comeback.
On returning home when the time comes, he replied, “I would love to. It’s always a possibility.
“I’ve been saying it since I left, if one day I have to come back, I’d be delighted. This is one of the possibilities. If it’s good, go for it, do it the best way.
That said, he can’t indicate when he’d like the move to happen. For now, he has reiterated his desire to continue with Wolves.
Jimenez added: “Let things flow. If I keep playing here (at Wolves), hopefully for many years, and get there at 37, they’ll say ‘no, wait a second’, it’s not the same thing.
“However, no one knows what will happen, and whatever happens will happen naturally.”
Wolves are the club that Raul Jimenez has represented the most in his career. His overall record for them stands at 150 appearances, 55 goals and 23 assists.
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