It’s no lie to say that Raúl Jiménez is one of the best Mexican active players, as he’s one of the best strikers even if his performances have diminished since he returned from the head injury that kept him sidelined for over nine months.
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Since his arrival at the Premier League thanks to Nuno Espirito Santo, who knew Jiménez from Primeira Liga, where Nuno coached Porto FC while Raúl played for SL Benfica, the Mexico international has become an idol for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The 30-year-old forward arrived at Wolves for the 2018-19 on a one-year loan with option to buy, something that Wolves didn’t hesitate to do at the end of the season. Since then, Jiménez has played four seasons in Molineaux Stadium.
For the current season, Raúl has put up his worse numbers during his stint at Wolves, as he’s played a total of 28 games in Premier League, where he’s scored just six goals. Even if he’s comfortable playing in England, it seems like the best thing for him to relaunch his career will be having a fresh start elsewhere.
Bayern Munich is interested in him
Now that reports are placing Robert Lewandowksi in FC Barcelona for next season, Bayern Munich has started looking for a replacement for the Polish striker, and their top choice is Raúl Jiménez, as he can fulfill the role that Lewa currently has.
Multiple reports from England are placing Jiménez in Bayern Munich for the 2022-23 Bundesliga Season, as the departure of Lewandowski seems imminent, given that he’ll be on the last year of his contract and Bayern at least will receive an income for his sale.
According to Transfermarkt, Robert Lewandowski’s market value is set at $54 million, more than enough for the Bavarians to pay the transfer fee that Wolverhampton asks for Raúl Jiménez,which they’ve set at $28 million.
Will he arrive at Bundesliga?
His arrival at Bayern Munich is subdued to Robert Lewandowski’s decision. If he decides to leave, Jiménez will be wearing Bayern’s colors for the next season, but if the Polish striker is convinced to stay, Raúl will be able to fulfill his contract with Wolves, as he’s tied to them until 2024.