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Wolves transfer news: Senior figures expect Raul Jimenez to stay at Molineux

Senior figures at Wolves are reportedly expecting Raul Jimenez to stay at the club this summer.

The 31-year-old endured a tough 2021/22 after coming back from his horrific skull fracture.

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Jimenez’s career would change forever after Wolves’ Premier League game with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in November 2020.

The star was defending a Gunners corner, and clashed heads with David Luiz, who was attacking the front post.

The collision was sickening, and left Jimenez fighting for his career, and his life.

Thankfully, Jimenez came through the awful incident and returned for Wolves last year. After getting some minutes in pre-season he then started the first game of 2021/22 Against Leicester City.

His first goal would come against Southampton in the club’s sixth fixture.

Jimenez finished the campaign with six goals to his name. He’ll have no doubt wanted many more, but perhaps it would have been expecting too much after what happened to him.

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Jimenez certainly struggled in parts, and there has been some speculation of late that he could leave Molineux.

Apparently, the Mexico international has interest from La Liga side Mallorca.

And there were reports before that claiming Wolves would be open to selling the striker, and would take around £15 million.

But The Athletic have reported that senior officials at Wolves are not expecting Jimenez to go anywhere in the current window.

They are backing him to make a marked improvement in 2022/23.

Wolves should keep hold of Raul Jimenez for at least one more season

It would be very easy for the club to offload Jimenez just because he struggled a bit at times in 2021/22, and only scored six goals.

But his link-up play was often still quite good. Undoubtedly, he was way below the level he showed prior to his injury.

But that was surely to be expected. But he did show signs that he is still a great all-round centre-forward.

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Wolves need to be keeping the star. He deserves another season to try and get back to the player he was – which was one of the best centre-forwards in the Premier League.

If he struggles again next term, then perhaps Wolves should seek to sell in January or at the end of the season.

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