Jimenez insists Wolves stay isn’t dependent on Champions League football

Raul Jimenez

Jimenez’s Wolves stint

After a successful loan spell throughout the 2018/19 campaign, Wolves signed Raul Jimenez on a permanent basis last April.

The Premier League outfit are understood to have paid a club-record £30m for the former Benfica forward.

That fee looks to be worth every penny, though, with the Mexican having enjoyed a fine run of form over the last two campaigns.

Jimenez netted 13 and assisted eight in 38 league ties last term, as newly-promoted Wolves managed to secure Europa League football.

And before the current campaign was halted, Jimenez had managed to bag 22 goals and provide 10 assists in 44 outings across all competitions.

Jimenez happy at Wolves

Unsurprisingly, given his fine form, the Mexico international has been linked with some top clubs this term.

European heavyweights Manchester United and Real Madrid have both been mentioned in the same breath as Jimenez this season.

But in a recent Q&A on Facebook Live, Jimenez has spoken out about his future, insisting that he is happy with Wolves, and that his place at the club is not dependent on them securing Champions League football:

“I have a contract until 2023.

“It’s not that we have to qualify for the Champions League in order to stay. I’m good [here], happy with Wolves, doing important things – me as well as the whole team.

“We’ve been trying our best since the start of last season. We’ve qualified for the Europa League, now we’re fighting for a Champions League spot.

“And it’s the big motivation to keep growing as a player and getting into the Champions League is always a plus that satisfies you and keeps you thinking about big things.” As quoted by the Mirror.

Wolves are currently sat two points off 5th placed Man United and five points off 4th placed Chelsea in the Premier League table.

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