Wolves transfer news: Julen Lopetegui ready to offload Raul Jimenez in January
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Wolves transfer news: Julen Lopetegui ready to offload Raul Jimenez in January

Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui is reportedly ready to sanction Raul Jimenez’s exit from the club in January.

W Deportes claimed last night that the Mexico international already has one foot out of the door.

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It is stated that Club America are yearning to have their former player back.

Jimenez has not played for Wolves since the end of August, with fitness issues keeping him out of action.

He worked hard to try and get himself fit for the World Cup with Mexico.

In the end, he was only able to make three cameo appearances out in Qatar.

Wolves sporting director Matt Hobbs said that Jimenez is set to join his teammates out in Marbella for warm weather training.

It is unclear when exactly he will be flying out.

But there are now claims that Lopetegui is ready to let him go in the next transfer window. This, after the 56-year-old had said last month that Wolves needed him back.

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It is further claimed that Jimenez has interest in him from two clubs in the MLS.

The Athletic also suggest this morning that Jimenez is likely to depart in January.

The £30 million signing from Benfica has sadly really struggled for Wolves since coming back from his skull fracture.

Many have hoped he would return to the levels he was showing prior to his injury.

But it has been really tough for him, and this recent groin problem has made things even more difficult.

Raul Jimenez leaving Wolves in January is a real possibility

It would be no surprise if Jimenez did end up leaving Wolves in January.

The star has a contract with the club until the summer of 2024, and so it would be Wanderers last chance to get a decent fee for him.

Wolves officials may feel it’s time to go in a different direction.

Everyone has been desperate for Jimenez to rediscover his mojo at Molineux after the injury.

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But there just sadly hasn’t been any indication that he will do.

There have been moments where it’s looked like he could be getting back on track. But he hasn’t been able to sustain his form, and then he’s had other injury problems.

It might be best for all parties that Jimenez does move on next month.