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Tottenham reportedly want £41,000-a-week striker Jose Mourinho previously called ‘fantastic’

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Tottenham reportedly want £41,000-a-week striker Jose Mourinho previously called ‘fantastic’

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a player who Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho has previously described as “fantastic”.

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez has been nothing short of sensational for the Molineux club since his initial loan move – and eventual permanent switch – from Benfica.

In 87 appearances for Wolves, the Mexico international has scored 39 goals and registered 18 assists, including 22 goals and 10 assists this season alone.

As a result, ESPN has claimed that both Tottenham and North London rivals Arsenal are interested in making a summer move for the 28-year-old, who joined Wolves for £30million last summer (BBC Sport).

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In March, after Tottenham lost 3-2 to Wolves, Mourinho told Football London when asked if Jimenez was the difference between the two teams: “It would be too easy for me to say that.

“I prefer to focus on this game today and try to forget the players that we are missing.

“They have Jimenez yes, fantastic player, and they have that incredible counter attack which is very difficult to stop, especially if you don’t have that mentality they showed.”

Both Spurs and the Gunners could be set to bolster their attacking ranks in the summer.

 

Mourinho’s charges have been left without a recognised senior striker and Mikel Arteta’s side could see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette considering their futures.

Jimenez is contracted to Wolves until the summer of 2023 and is believed to be on just over £41,000 per week, according to Spotrac.

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Jimenez is a sensational striker in the prime of his career and has proven his credentials at the highest level, so he would no doubt he a superb asset for Spurs.

However, given Wolves are going places and, from a financial perspective, aren’t exactly in any need to sell, they are likely to reject all interest in the player, or at best, place an exorbitant price tag on his head.

Unless Spurs, or indeed Arsenal, manage to qualify for the Champions League, or from a personal point of view, if Jimenez wanted to move closer to London, then it’s unlikely anything more concrete will develop from this report.

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