When loan deals are made permanent they are not usually greeted with the wild excitement that accompanies a signing out of the blue. The hope of what a player might bring can far exceed the reality. But Wolves’ confirmation that they have broken their transfer record to secure Raul Jimenez on a long-term deal is different. Nobody doubts his importance.
Raul Jimenez so far has scored 15 goals in the english premier league, he has been the best so far for Nunos’ side not only in his goal scoring record but his overall contribution has been topnotch!!
Few had known what to expect upon his arrival in the summer. At 27, and brought in on loan, he was not one for the future. The Portuguese pair of Joao Moutinho and Rui Patricio had obvious pedigree but while Jimenez was joining from Benfica, having previously spent a season at Atletico Madrid, he had been little more than a bit-part player at previous clubs.
Indeed, he made 21 appearances in La Liga for Atletico but never once completed the full game. He had started only four of them and appeared to be typecast as an impact substitute at Benfica too, never making more than eight starts in any of his three seasons there. Wolves were bringing in a player who had started only 24 league games in four years.
ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS THAT WOLVES ARE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE HIM IN THE TEAM DONE!!