Report: Wolves have made a decision about Raul Jimenez's future

Wolves fans during the Sky Bet League One match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Carlisle United at Molineux on May 3, 2014 in Wolverhampton, England.

Raul Jimenez has scored four Premier League goals since arriving at Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan from Benfica.

Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-1 with Morgan Gibbs-White of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between...

Raul Jimenez might not have been prolific since moving to the Premier League but he is showing that he is perfect for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Mexican international has scored four goals in 14 league games, including one in Wednesday’s 2-1 comeback win against Chelsea. But he has also added four assists to his tally, with his hold-up play and intelligent movement getting the best out of his attacking teammates.

 

According to O Jogo, Wolves have now made a call about whether they want to retain the Benfica loanee beyond this season. And it is good news for Jimenez’s fan club.

It is understood that Wolves have already decided that they want to make the striker’s loan deal permanent and keep him at Molineux for the foreseeable future. And it seems that the Black Country side are willing to shatter their transfer record by paying Benfica around £33 million.

Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sol Bamba of Cardiff City during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Cardiff City Stadium on November...

Whether Jimenez is worth such a huge fee remains to be seen, as is whether Wolves will pay either in January or at the end of the season.

But, while his goal-scoring record is far from outstanding, no one can question his importance to this Wolves team.

Rob Holding of Arsenal and Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 11, 2018...

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