The Wolverhampton Wanderers star, alongside Mexico's other Europe-based players, are likely not to be involved for their country until next March now.
A number of Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have taken to Twitter to celebrate the news that Raul Jimenez is set for an extended break from Mexico duty.
The 28-year-old has had a very busy calendar year for club and country so far, with 44 games under his belt for Wolves and El Tri combined, not to mention plenty of air miles.
With Mexico having won the Gold Cup in the summer and Europa League football coming to Molineux, there were fears Jimenez could face burnout come the end of the year.
As reported by Mexican outlet Soy Futbol, however, El Tri head coach Gerardo Martino is not planning to call up any Europe-based players for October and November's Concacaf Nations League, which means Jimenez may not be involved with his nation until late March.
Given Wolves are currently set to fight on four fronts this season - Premier League, League Cup, FA Cup and Europa League - the news is a welcome boost for Jimenez and the Molineux contingent alike.
Here is what some of the Wolves faithful made of the update on social media:
Lets go— Tyler crowson (@Tylercrowson2) 11 September 2019
What a guy!— Josh Burden (@Burgawolf) 11 September 2019
Great news— Dan Vincent (@Dan__Vincent) 11 September 2019
Great for us— Oldy but goldy Wolf (@ButOldy) 11 September 2019
That is good news to— Abdulkarem salah⚽️ (@AbdulkarimAlly6) 12 September 2019
Massively important news for #wwfc. Need Raul Jimenez as fresh as possible for the winter period - especially when we face the likes of Besiktas (a), City (a), Arsenal (a) & Villa (h) in that time frame. Given that he’s scored 19 in 34 games for us in 2019, he’s invaluable https://t.co/3xDCUOsdOI— Charlie (@CharIieGreg) 11 September 2019
Jimenez has been with Wolves since 2018, first on loan from Benfica and then joining permanently the following summer for a reported £34.2million fee, is on a reported £41,231-per-week (Spotrac) and has netted 25 goals to date for the old gold (Transfermarkt).
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