Raul Jimenez has reportedly made up his mind and wants to leave Wolves this summer.
The Mexico international has just finished a very difficult campaign with Wanderers in which he did not feature all that much.
The 32-year-old made just 20 appearances across all competitions, for a total of 1170 minutes.
Earlier in the season, Jimenez really struggled with a groin injury.
He spent around two months on the sidelines as he attempted to get fit for the World Cup. That situation did not sit well with some fans. They felt as though Jimenez’s focus was too much on playing for his country rather than his struggling club.
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Julen Lopetegui then came in and he didn’t want Jimenez going to Qatar given his condition.
But he went, and then got three cameo appearances. It was very clearly watching him that he wasn’t fit.
It seems that situation might have counted against Jimenez, with Lopetegui much preferring Diego Costa in the last couple of months.
Costa and Matheus Cunha did well together up top, and Jimenez missed a string of matchday squads.
His lack of football has led to speculation about his future and now ESPN Deportes are reporting that he does in fact want to leave Molineux.
Jimenez is now considering his options with his team.
He wants to play in a top five league for a top club. ‘Plan B’ is to play in a top five league with a smaller club.
And his ‘Plan C’ is to seek a club in a ‘lower impact league’. The MLS gets a mention.
His least desirable option would be to see out the final year of his contract at Molineux.
It is suggested that an offer of just under £8 million could be enough for Wolves to sell.
Raul Jimenez’s time at Wolves has reached a natural end
It is hardly surprising to learn that Jimenez now wants to leave Wolves.
It’s been a very tough season for him with his injury problems. He perhaps hasn’t handled some things as best he could have.
But it’s still been hard for him, and Lopetegui not giving him any minutes against Everton had to have really hurt.
It’d be no surprise if that was the moment Jimenez decided he wanted to go.
We will now see if the player gets his wish. Wolves, of course, need to ensure they receive a bid that is fair.
Given the FFP issues though, and the fact Jimenez only has one year left and has struggled this season, the club won’t be bringing in much from his sale.