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Wolves wants striker to stay

25th February 2019, 11:08 by Nick Harris

Wolves skipper Conor Coady has urged striker Raul Jimenez to stay with the club rather than go back to Benfica.

The Mexican striker is in loan from the Portuguese side for the season but Wolves have an option to make the deal permanent in the summer if they come up with £30million.

After the season he has had so far, with 12 goals already to his name, Wolves are almost certain to move to land him on a permanent basis and skipper Coady has urged him to stay.

Coady told the Express & Star: "He's been huge for us. He's a brilliant footballer and at the same time he's a fantastic person, he's fitted into the changing room seamlessly.

"He's come and you'd think he'd been here for years, you really would. He's a fantastic character to have around and you see how confident he is on the pitch at the minute, it's an absolute pleasure to play with him. Long may it continue for Wolves. We want to keep him here for many, many years.

"The decision's up to him and the two clubs but he's a fantastic footballer and a pleasure to have at this club.

"You've got to be (on at him to stay)! It's his decision at the end of the day.

"The two clubs will come to a decision, we want him here."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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