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Jimenez comments on Wolves future will do nothing to appease his critics

Raul Jimenez carries Wolves’ goalscoring hopes on his shoulders but his tally of just four this season has led some observers to suggest that with all their riches, the Old Gold could do better.

The 27-year-old is on loan at Molineux from Benfica and the Express and Star report that Wolves have the option to buy the striker for £30m in the summer.

They also state Jimenez is keeping his options open and will only decide whether to stay in the Black Country at the end of the season.

He said: “It’s too early. I have to do the things I’m doing, help the team to get good results. At the end of the season we’ll see what happens.”

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Jimenez’s supporters point to the good work he does for the team and the five assists he has laid on for team-mates so far this season – and those points are valid – but for a £30m fee, Wolves would demand more from the frontman.

There is weight in the argument that Wolves could get themselves a more prolific striker, especially if they establish themselves as a top flight force this season.

That high transfer fee and Jimenez’s reluctance to commit himself to Wolves will do him no favours in the eyes of those who already feel he is not good enough to get Wolves where they want to go.

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