Raul Jimenez Confirms Man Utd & Juventus Interest Over the Summer

Toby Cudworth
Jimenez chose to sign a new contract at Wolves
Jimenez chose to sign a new contract at Wolves / James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has confirmed that Manchester United and Juventus were keen on signing him during the summer, but remains adamant that he's happy at Molineux - for now.

The 29-year-old was in outstanding form during the 2019/20 season, netting 27 goals in all competitions as Nuno Espirito Santo's side reached the latter stages of the Europa League, as well as sealing an impressive seventh-placed Premier League finish.

Jimenez in action against Manchester United's Harry Maguire
Jimenez in action against Manchester United's Harry Maguire / Sam Bagnall - AMA/Getty Images

The Mexican's goals almost inevitably saw him linked with a move away from Wolves, with United and Juventus both named as potential suitors as far back as May. A move failed to materialise though, and he penned a new three-and-a-half year contract in October to end any lingering speculation over his future.

Now, speaking to TUDN (via Goal), Jimenez has spoken of United and Juventus' interest, reaffirming he is more than happy to stay in the Black Country, before hinting that he'd be open to a move in the future.

"One day I woke up and uventus wanted me, another Manchester United and what I know is that there were approaches made. But an agreement was never reached and nothing was close. I'm very happy at Wolves," Jimenez said.

"The truth is I am very happy in Wolverhampton. It's never wrong to be in a place where you are well but they know that I am not satisfied [with my form], I always look for more.

"It (a move) did not happen this time. If it happens at some point then it will have to be what is best for me, for Wolves and the team that I join. But I am very happy at Wolves and being considered a very important player."

United did eventually strengthen their forward line with the signing of free agent Edinson Cavani, but the Uruguayan has had a bit-part role at Old Trafford thus far, only netting his first goal for the club in last weekend's 3-1 win over Everton.

Edinson Cavani moved to Manchester United instead
Edinson Cavani moved to Manchester United instead / Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

As for Juventus, they've yet to really settle into life under new head coach Andrea Pirlo, drawing four of their opening seven Serie A games. They also added to their frontline, opting to bring Alvaro Morata back to the club on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid.