Raul Jimenez’s dad plays down Wolves forward’s links to Man United & Juve: ‘They are mere speculation and rumours’

Raul Jimenez’s father has recently responded to speculation linking his son to the likes of Juventus and Manchester United.

Jimenez’s Wolves stint

Jimenez joined Wolves in the summer of 2018 on a season-long loan from Portuguese outfit Benfica.

And both Wolves and Jimenez went on to enjoy superb 2018/19 campaigns.

Despite having only won promotion the season prior, Wolves managed to secure a 7th place finish in the Premier League, which earned them a spot in this season’s Europa League.

As for Jimenez, he scored 13 and provided 8 assists in 38 league outings for Wolves.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men then secured the 82-time capped international’s services on a permanent basis last summer for a club-record fee of £30m.

And it is fair to say that Wolves have since certainly gotten their money’s worth from Jimenez.

In 44 appearances across all competitions this season, the Mexico international has racked up 22 goals and 10 assists.

 

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Jimenez’s dad responds to transfer talk

Unsurprisingly, given his impressive exploits over the last two campaigns, the 29-year-old appears to have garnered interest from some of Europe’s heavyweights.

Manchester United were linked with the hitman all the way back in January.

And just last weekend, it was reported that Serie A powerhouse Juventus had emerged as rivals to United in the ‘battle’ to sign Jimenez.

Now, as mentioned above, Jimenez’s father has spoken out regarding rumoured interest from the likes of Man United and Juve.

The Wolves standout is always said to have been of the opinion that it is ‘very cool’ to hear of interest in his signature.

However, Jimenez’s dad also points out that, at the moment, it is nothing more than speculation and rumours:

“Raul has always said it’s something very cool (to hear of the interest).

“He’s very happy at his club, hopefully getting into positions for Champions League and Europa League at the moment. Always for him, all of that will be very gratifying, very cool to hear those comments.

“Right now is the time of rumours, God willing the league hopefully resumes next month and that’s where we are right now. The rest, there is nothing. He’s only commented on what he sees that they publish, but nothing at the moment.

“Later, if there is something different, we will see. But now, yes, they are mere speculation and rumours.”

Quotes via the Daily Mail.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.