Raul Jimenez Admits Links With Elite Clubs Are 'Very Cool'

Raul Jimenez has been linked with a number of clubs in recent times
Raul Jimenez has been linked with a number of clubs in recent times | Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has hinted he would be interested in joining one of Europe's so-called elite teams.

The Mexico international has scored 22 goals in 44 games for his side this season, impressing a number of potential suitors as he and the Wanderers push for Champions League qualification.

Some top sides have been fleetingly linked with the former Atletico Madrid forward, and while Jimenez himself isn't getting too carried away by the rumours, he has now admitted it gives him motivation to continue improving.

Jimenez celebrating one of his many goals
Jimenez celebrating one of his many goals | Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Speaking with Bolavip, Jimenez said: “It’s something very cool. I don’t know if they are true, they are rumours.

"Since they are talking about me, different teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona, JuventusManchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool. They are teams that in the history of football are important.

"It’s an incredible thing to be on the radar, and on the lips of those teams. It’s something good to continue growing, making an effort and taking it as an incentive so that, if possible, give even more to achieve it.”

Jimenez has been a revelation since arriving at Molineux on loan in July 2018. His form in that first season in the Premier League was enough to convince Wolves to pay £34m to take him from Benfica on a permanent deal last summer, but he's only gotten better since.

Wolves' two star assets have been linked with moves away from the club in the next transfer window
Wolves' two star assets have been linked with moves away from the club in the next transfer window | Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images

However, it may prove tricky for the 29-year-old to pursue a move in the very near future. 90min revealed back in April that Wolves had told Jimenez - along with Traore and midfield star Ruben Neves - not to expect a transfer away from the club this summer.

Despite releasing a video on Facebook stating his commitment to Wolves, it appears his head may have been turned since.

Jimenez ended his interview not giving much away, adding: "My dream team? The one that touches me would be something incredible. Imagine that right now I tell you one and in the end I go to the other, they will reproach me all the time, I get into trouble."