Should West Ham attempt to hijack Wolves' reported move for Raul Jimenez?

Raul Jimenez of Mexico looks on during the International Friendly match between Mexico v Scotland at Estadio Azteca on June 2, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.

West Ham United should consider swooping in for the reported Wolverhampton Wanderers target.

Benfica's Mexican forward Raul Jimenez (L) celebrates after scoring a goal during the Portuguese League football match between CD Feirense and SL Benfica at the Marcolino de Castro stadium...

According to a report from Portuguese media outlet O Jogo, Wolves are in advanced talks with Benfica over the possibility of signing Raul Jimenez, and West Ham should attempt to hijack the deal for the striker.

The 27-year-old was in fine form for the Portuguese outfit last season, chalking up eight goals and seven assists, and he possesses the type of quality that the Hammers need in the final third.

Standing at just over 6ft 2in tall, the 61-capped Mexico international possesses the kind of physical attributes that are required to be a success in the Premier League, and he could act as a fantastic focal point for West Ham's attacking play.

Benfica's Mexican forward Raul Jimenez celebrates after scoring a goal during the Portuguese league football match between Vitoria Setubal FC and SL Benfica at the Bonfim stadium in...

He also has the ability to drop slightly deeper, and act as a link between the midfield and attack.

Jimenez has plenty of experience of playing at the very highest level, and could prove to be a real asset for the Hammers.

West Ham sent scouts to watch the Mexican a couple of months ago, according to Portuguese media outlet O Jogo, but were put of by his £45 million price-tag.

O Jogo now claim that Wolves are in talks to sign the striker on loan in a 12 month deal that would cost the Black Country outfit £4.4 million.

Benfica's Mexican forward Raul Jimenez (R) vies with Manchester United's English midfielder Scott McTominay during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Manchester...

That would represent great value for the Hammers, and they should not hesitate in trying to snatch him from Wolves' grasp.

They also have the added advantage that Jimenez's Mexican international teammate Javier Hernandez is currently plying his trade at the London Stadium.

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