According to the Daily Mail, Wolverhampton Wanderers are closing in on a loan move for Benfica forward Raul Jimenez.
The 27-year-old Mexican striker joined Benfica in 2015 and scored six goals and made six assists last season in the Primeira Liga.
According to the Mail, Jimenez is valued at £34million by the Portuguese club, and the loan move includes an initial fee of £3million for the striker.
The 6ft1 forward has scored 13 goals in 80 league appearances for Benfica, although he only started 12 of those games.
Jimenez has been named in Mexico’s World Cup squad and has notched up 13 goals for his country.
Jimenez will be Wolves’ third signing of the summer, after they retained the services of Benik Afobe and Willy Boly who were both on loan at the club last season.
Wolves fans have been reacting to the news that the player is set to join the club, with supporters divided about the impact the Mexican striker will have for Wolves.
Meant to be good but 18 goals from 80 games hardly a great strike rate… Hopefully will score more for wolves..
— A Wondering Loner (@CluelessH) June 10, 2018
— Trevor Morris (@TrevMo) June 10, 2018
— Z/K (@ZHollowayy) June 10, 2018
He is a very good player let’s hope he sign for The wolves
— charliemurray (@charlie32121720) June 9, 2018
Hope I’m wrong but doesn’t appear to b any better than Afobe or Bonatini IMO.
— Rob Jones (@robsterj2002) June 8, 2018
Very quick, strong, direct, aggressive. Good finisher. Never missed a penalty in his career! Played mainly as a supersub for Benfica, and now he wants to be a starter. One criticism is that he drifts out wide to get involved in the game, when he needs to get in the box to score!
— Daveatronic5000 (@daveatronic5000) June 9, 2018
Great news if correct for Wolves
— David (@perthwolves1) June 9, 2018
Even though Raúl Jiménez featured 33 times in Liga NOS last season for Benfica, he only made 6 starts. In 970 minutes of game time (roughly equates to 11 games), he contributed 6 goals and 6 assists. The stats sound impressive. #wwfc
— Charlie (@CharIieGreg) June 9, 2018
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