Manchester United are in the market for a striker who can provide some goal-scoring spree at the club. And as per reports, they have a huge opportunity to fill that void.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been handed a huge boost in his pursuit of Raul Jimenez, as Wolves could have lowered their asking price for the striker to just £18 million. Reports suggest that the Mexican striker will be available at a much lower price than it was assumed, which will be favorable for the Red Devils.
United have been in for a striker whole season after the departure of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan. Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez was also loaned to the same Italian outfit, which created a void at the striking department. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are the striking options for the Norweigan manager, and he wants to add on to that with Jimenez’s arrival.
The Mexican has been in sublime form for the Premier League side, scoring 22 Most Usedgoals thus far this season. The goalscoring form of the Mexican international has propelled his side to 6th position in the League table. But according to TuttoJuve, Wolves could lower their asking price to just £18 million for the striker. The 29-year-old Mexican has gained attractions from some top clubs, Manchester United are among them. Although his deal at the Molineux expires in 2023, there is a possibility that his club may let go of the player.
But United will have to fend off some strong interests from other clubs. Juventus might look to include Gonzalo Higuain in a possible swap deal for the Mexican, who is said to liked by Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo. Also, a possible departure of Pierre Emerick Aubameyang can mean Arsenal in the mix as well, as Mikel Arteta is said to be an admirer of the Mexican talisman.
Jimenez started his career with Mexican club America, before making a move to Atletico Madrid. His move to La Liga didn’t go well, as the player was signed by Benfica after a season. Wolves brought in the player last season on a loan deal, which was made permanent this summer.