With an early goal against Sheffield United, Raul Jimenez led the Wolves to their eighth straight season without losing the opening game of the season.
Raul Jimenez keeps proving he is one of the most dominant forwards in English football right now with yet another goal for Wolves. It took the Mexican striker less than three minutes to remind us why he is considered one of the best.
He connected a beautiful cross from Daniel Podence to score a gorgeous volley that paved the way for his team’s victory at Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield. Not long after Jimenez’s opener, midfielder Romain Saiss scored the second goal of the evening for Nuno Espirito Santo’s squad.
This left the Wolves with enough space and time to control the remainder of the game in order to claim three points tonight. But the outstanding performer this evening was Raul Jimenez. The former Benfica striker is the third highest goal scorer in English football’s last season between all competitions with 28 goals. He is only behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raheem Sterling, both with 31 goals.
Praised by his manager and teammates.
The impact Raul is having on his squad is absolute, which gave his teammates and manager another chance to praise him: “He is a talent,” said Nuno about Jimenez on BBC Sport. “But it goes beyond that, what he gives to the team and the way he works.”
“It has been an amazing three seasons,” he added about the result. “I think we create something really special – the identity, the core of the squad, the bonds between us, this is how we operate but we have to stay humble. “Now I have to prepare the next training session because we play Stoke in the League Cup. We go day by day.”
Wolves’ skipper Conor Coady also praised Raul: “Everybody looks at his goals and his goal involvement. He is an incredible finisher but more importantly he is an incredible person and fantastic to work with.”
Jimenez could still leave Wolverhampton.
With three weeks left in the transfer window, we are still wondering what will happen to Raul Jimenez ahead of the next year. Wolves have repeatedly stated they are not planning on letting their best player leave.
However, there is no doubt that a great offer might convince them otherwise. As of right now, nobody denies that the Mexican striker is amongst the top players in English football and any club would be lucky to have him.
Will Raul Jimenez leave Wolves soon or is he staying for one more season?