Wolves star Raul Jimenez has no release clause in his contract

Wolves’ star striker Raul Jimenez reveals he has no release clause in his contract, amid interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid

  • Raul Jimenez has no release clause in his contract at Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • It means interested elite clubs may have to wait to approach the Mexican star 
  • The striker also revealed he turned down a huge money deal to move to China 

Raul Jimenez has revealed there is no release clause in his Wolves contract as elite clubs continue to monitor his progress at Molineux.

The Mexican forward was one of the stars of the season in English football before the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to competition last month, scoring 22 goals in all competitions.

Both Manchester United and Real Madrid have kept a close eye on Jimenez yet he is under contract until 2023 and there will be no easy way to buy him out of it.

Raul Jimenez’s superb form for Wolves has reportedly caught the eye of Europe’s top clubs

Mexico international Jimenez has scored 22 goals in 44 appearances for Wolves this season

He said: ‘They (Wolves) bought me for €40million (£34.5m), they won’t sell me for less. There is no release clause, but the clubs [in England], it is different how they are managed.’

Jimenez also said that before joining Wolves, when he played for Benfica, he was offered an eye-watering £6.9m after tax to move to a club in the Chinese Super League.

He rejected the opportunity as he was keen to continue to test himself in the world’s strongest leagues.

Zinedine Zidane believes that Jimenez could be the perfect foil for frontman Karim Benzema

Manchester United are also interested, but may have to wait due to the lack of release clause

Jimenez told Spanish newspaper Marca: ‘I think it was €8m (£6.9m) a year or something. ‘You think about it, but both at that time and now my dream has been to succeed here in high competition football.

‘The decision I made to stay at Benfica, the decision I made to come to the Wolves, despite being a newly promoted team, that all people would think we would be fighting against relegation, we had a very good campaign and we got into the Europa League.

‘I see a lot of people talking and saying that ‘he’s [ready] for a top-six team’. Right now we are in fifth place and we are not behind anything of those teams. I mean, apart from Liverpool who are way above this season, I think we are fighting as equals with everyone else.’ 

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