European interest mounts as Jiménez admits Wolfsburg have made first move


Raúl Jiménez in action for México against Brasil earlier this week

Club América and México striker, Raúl Jiménez has admitted that “there is an offer” from Budesliga outfit, Wolfsburg which he and his representatives are now mulling over. The 23-year-old striker has long been a reported target for several European sides and with the player currently in Brasil with the México squad any decision on his future is likely to wait.

Jiménez, of course, is a crucial factor as to why México are even in Brasil after his last-minute bicycle kick against Panama enabled El Tri to reach the playoffs. The goal not only saved México but thrust Jiménez into the limelight and transfer rumours have never really gone away since.

If Jiménez was to impress in Brasil it is safe to assume that better sides than Wolfsbury may come in for the number 9. Speaking about the German side, Jiménez said, “It’s a team that finished fifth last season, which has good performances and is always near the top of the league. It would be really cool to get something. It would be very important for my career, to keep it growing.”

At 6-foot-3 but with a good touch and finishing ability, Jiménez has all the attributes to a top striker and at 23 maybe a move to Europe would be ideal now. Club América have already signed his México teammate, Oribe Peralta and would most likely want a considerable fee for Jiménez. The World Cup may hinder any deal happening soon but could give any other interested parties any opportunity to join the negotiations.


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