Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has opened up about the possibility of joining Spanish giants Barcelona or Real Madrid, if either of the two clubs come calling.
The Wolves forward has been in sensational form in the 2019-20 season, scoring 22 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions, while also registering 10 assists.
In a recent interview, the Mexican said that he finds out about him attracting interest from clubs through social media, but that he has happy at Wolves. He did reveal, though, that if Barcelona or Real Madrid are interested, he would not let go of such an opportunity.
Jimenez joined the club on loan from Benfica in 2018, before the Premier League side made it permanent the following season, for a fee of £30 million. His contract expires in 2023.
So, does he have what it takes to play for the two Spanish sides?
Raul Jimenez – He is good enough and would fit in at Real Madrid and Barcelona
Jimenez has made a mark on the Premier League over the last two seasons, having scored 26 goals in 67 league games, and helping Wolves to a strong seventh-place finish in the league last season.
The Mexican is a player who possesses great strength, can hold the ball up and bring his teammates into play. He is a hard-working player who drops back to defend, works the channels, and presses well.
He is also a potent goalscorer and puts away chances in and around the box on a consistent basis. The 28-year-old would be a good fit for many top clubs in Europe.
Real Madrid have Karim Benzema who has led the line very well for the club for several seasons, and it’s unlikely that he will be usurped from his position anytime soon.
Madrid, though, need a backup striker to Benzema as last summer’s signing Luka Jović, has had a dreadful season, and Jimenez fits the bill very well.
Barcelona, too, need a striker, as it seems that Luis Suarez’s stint at the Catalan club is coming to an end. But, should Barca pursue a player who is set to turn 29 soon as the first-choice centre-forward? That one is up for debate. Their possession-based approach would fit Jimenez well, even though he plays in a counter-attacking setup at Wolves.
Jimenez’s ability to link up with his teammates could possibly help his cause at Barcelona, as he is strong with his passing, and can create something out of nothing.
The Mexican would be a good fit at both the Spanish giants, as he is a quality player with vast experience, and most importantly, scores goals!