Wolves fans discuss £30m January deal for Benfica loanee Raul Jimenez

Wolves fans celebrate during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Wolverhampton at iPro Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Derby, England.

Raul Jimenez has scored two Premier League goals since arriving at Wolverhampton Wanderers from Primeira Liga outfit SL Benfica.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16:Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers...

Raul Jimenez might have scored just twice in eight Premier League games since he arrived at Wolverhampton Wanderers but don’t let that fool you – the Mexican international has been a massive success.

The striker’s game is about more than goals after all. The 27-year-old is the perfect centre-forward for a Nuno Espirito Santo team, leading the line with physicality and intelligent hold-up play while acting as the perfect link man.

Jimenez grabbed his third assist of the season already on Saturday, his perfectly weighted through ball setting up roving right-back Matt Doherty for the winner away at Crystal Palace.

Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton FC at Molineux on September 29, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United...

Now, Jimenez is on loan at Wolves from Benfica and, according to the Express and Star, they have the option to sign him permanently for £30 million.

And, if you ask Wolves fans, it seems many of them would love to see the former Atletico Madrid man snapped up as early as January.

Now, £30 million seems like a lot of money for a striker who has scored 21 league goals since he arrived in European football in 2014. But Jimenez’s importance to Wolves cannot be understated right now.

Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley FC at Molineux on...

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