Jimenez to make permanent Molineux switch
Wolves are ready to sign on-loan forward Raul Jimenez permanently in a deal believed to be worth £32million.
Mexico international Jimenez arrived at Molineux on a season-long loan from Benfica last summer and he has been an integral first-team member, scoring 12 goals and registering six assists from 30 Premier League appearances so far.
The 27-year-old's performances have helped Wolves climb to seventh in the table and manager Nuno Espirito Santo, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea if Maurizio Sarri leaves in the summer, is eager to make the move permanent.
When agreeing on the terms of the loan, Wolves had a 38million euros buyout clause inserted and the club are ready to fork out that amount, which currently translates to around £32million, to ensure they get their man, with interest in his services growing.
Outside of the top-six sides this season, Jimenez leads the charts for most league goals and assists with 18 combined, one more than Bournemouth's England international Callum Wilson.
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