Wolves star Raul Jimenez confirms Man Utd approach and hints at a future transfer

Raul Jimenez has confirmed Manchester United were one club who made an approach to sign him in the summer. Jimenez has become one of the Premier League’s leading marksmen in the last couple of seasons. The Mexico international scored 27 goals in all competitions last term for Wolves.

United were in the market for a striker and eventually plumped for the experienced Edinson Cavani on a free transfer.

Jimenez says the Red Devils are Juventus were interested in signing him but he is currently happy at Wolves.

“During vacations or transfers every day a new team would come out,” Jimenez told Mexican outlet TUDN.

“One day I woke up and Juventus wanted me, another Manchester United and what I know is that there were approaches made. But an agreement was never reached and nothing was close. I’m very happy at Wolves.”

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The 29-year-old has not ruled out an exit from Wolves in the future though but insists the move has to be right for him.

“It (a move) did not happen this time,” he continued.

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“If it happens at some point then it will have to be what is best for me, for Wolves and the team that I join.

“But I am very happy at Wolves and being considered a very important player.”

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Jimenez is focused on getting the most out of his career in the hope of moving to an elite club down the line.

He added: “You have to keep working towards that, it’s difficult to get to that point, but I’m always working, something good is learned.

“I try to get the best conditions from the best to take the best, they won’t always come out because we are different.

“The truth is I am giving my best, giving myself to the fullest in every training, game, I am doing my best but I do not feel that, obviously the Wolves are not a team that is talked about a lot, but I am in the best league in the world and If I am doing it in a team that is not well known, I can do it in any team.”

Jimenez has scored four goals in nine appearances so far this season for Wolves.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are ninth in the Premier League table and host high-flying Southampton in their next fixture.

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