Back on May 25th, we covered a story from Tuttosport in which it is being claimed that Manchester United were monitoring Wolverhampton Wanderers striker, Raul Jimenez. At that time, the Mexican had a £57m price-tag slapped on his head.
Well seemingly, plenty has changed in the week since… That’s according to TuttoJuve, translated via The Sun. Apparently, the classy 29-year-old United target is available for ‘just £18million’ as Wolves ‘lower their asking price’.
Furthermore, the Midlands outfit are facing a battle to keep ahold of their star striker going into the summer, with plenty of clubs interested, including Real Madrid, Juventus and United.
Honestly, this one feels bid. Sure, Wolves may be ready to let Jimenez leave – but only if the price is right and I highly doubt £18million will even come close to what they’re looking for.
We’re talking about a player who cost £32m to secure on a permanent basis just last summer. Why on earth would Wolves want to lose half of that fee less than twelve months on? Particularly when Jimenez has been playing at such a high level since his arrival at Molineux.
Yes, Jimenez would be a stunning piece of business. Despite being 29, I’m pretty certain he’d probably cost £50m+ to buy outright. Plus, with Odion Ighalo now here until January at the earliest, my best advice is that United should prioritise other areas at this point…