Wolves set £90.7m asking price for in-demand star amid Man Utd links

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Raul Jimenez has been in exceptional form this season.

He has scored 23 goals in all competitions throughout the campaign as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side look to secure qualification for European football.

Prior to their game against AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday, they sat five points behind Chelsea in fourth-place, while they were also level on points with Manchester United.

It remains to be seen if Jimenez will remain at Molineux throughout the summer transfer window; there are a number of clubs interested in signing the Mexico international in the summer transfer window.

Castles mentions that both Manchester United and Juventus are interested in signing him, with reports in Italy suggesting that the latter could secure his signature for an overall cost of €60 million (£54.3m), with players potentially involved in the deal.

The Serie A club are keen to replace Gonzalo Higuain, per Castles, while United are said to have made enquiries towards securing his signature.

As the summer looms, Wolves are said to be keen to receive €100m (£90.6m) for his signature.

Speaking on the podcast that aired on Tuesday, he said: “They value the player at €100m. That’s their asking price.

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“They understand that COVID has changed the transfer market but their argument is that you have one of the top strikers in Europe here.

“There is interest from clubs like Juventus, there’s interest from Manchester United, there have been enquiries from Manchester United dating back several months, and other top clubs are looking at the player, therefore if he is to leave, they expect a fee to represent his qualities and the level of club that are interested in him.”

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

This is a deal that United may not be able to afford.

Jimenez is clearly a top player; he has scored a total of 14 goals, and registered six assists, in the Premier League thus far this season.

But a deal at £90.6m would make him United’s all-time record signing, topping the £89m they paid to secure the signature of Paul Pogba in 2016.

To bring in a player like Jimenez at such a cost is nonsensical; he is a good goalscorer but he has scored exactly the same number of league goals as Marcus Rashford this season.

Jimenez wouldn’t exactly be an upgrade on the England international; paying more than £90m for his signature in this economy just doesn’t make sense.

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