Following his brilliant performance in the Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers has decided to confirm the signing of Raul Jimenez for a club-record deal of £30 million.
The Wolves have exercised their option to get Jimenez on a permanent deal, starting July 1, 2019.
The 27-year-old Mexican, who joined the club as on loan this season from Benfica, signed a four-year contract that will keep him at Molineux until 2023.
Jimenez already made a massive impact with the Wolves, scoring 15 goals in all competitions to make him the club’s top scorer.
He also helped the club to be in the seventh spot of the Premier League with 13 wins, eight draws, and 11 losses, which gave them 47 points as of the moment. In addition, Jimenez played a key role with the Wolves as they reached Sunday’s FA Cup semifinal against Watford.
Going back, Mexico international spent three years with his previous club, Benfica. He scored 22 times in 101 games after joining from Atletico Madrid in 2015.
Meanwhile, Adama Traore and Jonny were the previous biggest deals with the Wolves at £18 million in August 2018.
According to the Wolves sporting director, Kevin Thelwell: “The impact Raul has made during his short time at the club has been fantastic and we’re delighted that he’ll be part of the club’s long-term future. His goals in the Premier League and FA Cup have been vital to this season’s success and we’re looking forward to seeing him contribute even more during what will be an exciting end to the season in both competitions. Raul’s permanent signing shows the ambition of this football club and the determination to make sure the future is an exciting one.”
For Jimenez, he addressed that he wants to make history with the Wolves.
“I want to make history here at the club. I want to put the club back into the top places in the Premier League. I think we all want that and have that ambition. It’s a great honor for me to now be a permanent member of the team.”
He also added that his main focus right now is to keep on scoring for the rest of the time that he is with the team.
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