Some Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have been reacting to yesterday’s rumour about Manchester City and Raul Jimenez.
Tuttomercatoweb claimed that the reigning Premier League champions admire the 30-year-old.
Apparently they see him as a potential backup option.
Of course, in the summer, Pep Guardiola’s side tabled an offer for Harry Kane.
But Tottenham Hotspur stood firm, and City walked away from the deal.
Instead, they have been turning to the likes of Ferran Torres and Gabriel Jesus in the central striking role.
Jimenez is supposedly on their radar though, which is quite the claim considering he has only just come back into the picture.
Back in November he suffered that terrible skull fracture, which ruled him out for the rest of the season.
Jimenez returned for the start of 2021/22, and on Sunday he scored his first of the season and firsts since the incident at Arsenal.
It was a fantastic goal and an emotional moment.
Prior to that, Jimenez had had quite a lot of chances, and also created many for teammates.
He has been playing fairly well, but it is still a surprise to learn of interest from City.
On social media, Wolves fans have not taken too kindly to the claim.
A few believe that City seeing Jimenez as a ‘backup’ is actually slightly insulting:
Back up, more like back off! How insulting, not that these reports are true anyway.
— Stu Owen (@stu00763) September 29, 2021
Here we go again. 😂
— Chris (@cpj93070) September 29, 2021
Why would he go there to sit on the bench every other game he’s happy where he is can’t see him ever leaving wolves he loves it hear.
Total rubbish news.
— Paul Somerset wolf⚽️🧡🖤⚘❤ (@WolfSomerset) September 29, 2021
Too old to be second string. Raul has Waites so long to be ‘the man’ no way is he giving it up up now. He’ll never be short of money, but these are the days to establish his reputation and legendary status. Wolves is the place to be, absolutely no doubt, regardless of Mendes.
— David Sharples (@Wolfus1492) September 29, 2021
— Raulismo9 (@raulismo9) September 29, 2021
after what he’s been through with us I can’t see him leaving ever tbh https://t.co/B9NUIac2jK
— tom (@_tomwwfc) September 29, 2021
This is just silly. I can’t believe people are reacting to it, it’s not even anywhere near transfer window. Utter nonsense
“[source: Tuttomercatoweb ” 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/8NhPKoyCj8
— Westy (@Westywwfc) September 29, 2021
What an insult to Raul
— Rich Bradley (@RichBra83891501) September 29, 2021