With only a few more games in the season before the European leagues come to an end, teams are already planning what will be their rosters for the 2022-23 season, especially the teams that don’t aspire to win a title this season.
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Wolverhampton Wanderers have four games left on the season and the most that they aspire is to play in the Europa Conference League next season, as they have won just one of their last five games, something that has driven them away from making it at least into Europa League.
For now, they stand eighth with 49 points, three below West Ham United, who hold the last ticket to an international tournament for next season, although the Hammers have played one game more than the Wolves.
But if Wolves don’t make it into Conference League, they will have to reduce their budgetand sellingRaúl Jiménez, who has been one of their best players since the 2018-19 season, would be part of the plan, as they want to recover part of the investment they did when they acquired him.
Bayern Munich answers the interest reported early
One of the teams that was reported to be interested in acquiring the Mexico international was Bundesliga side Bayern Munich, especially after reports from the departure of Robert Lewandowski to FC Barcelona once the current season is over.
Reports suggest that the Bavarians tried to acquire Jiménez in 2020, when he was on his peak, but the high release clause that Wolves established back then prevented his departure. And now the interest revived, Bayern already gave an answer.
On Tuesday morning, Bayern Munich posted on their social media that they agreed to extend Thomas Müller’s contract until 2024, a movement that closes the door for Jiménez’s arrival at Bundesliga given that one of Müller’s requests to stay at Bayern Munich was the permanence of Lewandowski on the roster.
What will happen with Jiménez?
The 30-year-old Mexican forward still has the opportunity of play with the Wolves next season if they return to the right track and make it into the Conference League. But according to English media outlets, Bruno Lage has kept him outside of his lineup to prevent any injuries, as their plan is to sell him over the summer.