Wolves star wanted by Juventus


Wolves have their destiny in their own hands.

They take on Chelsea on the final day of the Premier League season and need to win.

They are currently sixth in the table, one point clear of seventh-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

A defeat to the Blues, coupled with a Spurs win over Crystal Palace, would see Wolves finish seventh, and potentially miss out on Europa League football next season, should circumstances fall that way.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have impressed throughout the season, losing just eight times, a lower number than every team in the top four bar Liverpool.

Raul Jimenez has been a key part of their rise up the table, scoring goals throughout the campaign.

The Mexico international has scored 17 goals in 37 games, while also registering six assists, and has been in excellent form, scoring two goals in his last three games, against both Everton and Burnley.


But it remains to be seen if the 29-year-old will be at Molineux next season.

Tuttosport, via Sport Witness, claims that Juventus are interested in doing a deal for the forward in the summer transfer window.

Jorge Mendes, the super-agent who helped facilitate Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus and has previously helped Wolves in the transfer window, could have a key role in the process.

Juventus are hopeful of being able to snap Jimenez up, and there is the possibility of Aaron Ramsey, the former Arsenal midfielder, being involved in a swap.

Wolves, though, are said to be cold on that possibility, but Mendes is working on it. Manchester United are also interested.

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

Jimenez is clearly good enough to make the step up.

He has scored 30 Premier League goals and registered 14 assists in 75 appearances and a move to Serie A would almost definitely result in something of an avalanche of goals.

One has to wonder if the finances would add up, though, given that Ramsey is reportedly earning over £400,000-per-week in Turin.


But Juventus are clearly willing to make this deal happen, and it may simply come down to the fee.

He is valued at £36 million by Transfermarkt and a deal at that sort of price would clearly be a bargain for Juve, given his form in the top-flight this term.

Wolves, then, ought to tread carefully.

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