Man United transfer target Raul Jimenez dismisses release clause speculation
- Jimenez linked with Man Utd and several other clubs in recent weeks
- Striker insists his Wolves contract does not include a clause
Raul Jimenez (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)
Raul Jimenez Man Utd deal still a possibility?
Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, who has been linked with a summer transfer to Manchester United, has rejected claims he has a release clause in his contract.
Jimenez has reportedly caught the eye of Man United and other top clubs from around Europe as a result of his superb form with Wolves over the past two seasons.
The forward scored 13 goals in 38 appearances during a loan spell with Wolves during the 2018/19 season, before turning that temporary move from Benfica into a permanent deal back in the summer for club record fee of around £35million.
Now valued at around £45m, Jimenez has been in great form once again this season, matching his tally of 13 goals last term from just 29 matches to help Wolves push for European qualification on two fronts.
The Molineux outfit are currently sixth in the Premier League table and are also still in the Europa League which could offer Wolves and Jimenez a path into the Champions League via the backdoor.
The Mexico international has helped Nuno Espirito Santo's side to claim some memorable scalps this season, with Wolves beating Manchester City twice as well as winning away at Tottenham.
But despite the interest being shown in him from Old Trafford and elsewhere, the 28-year-old does not appear to be seeking a move away from Wolverhampton.
"They bought me for €40million, they won't sell me for less," Jimenez told Marca.
"There is no release clause, but the clubs [in England)] it is different how they are managed."
Jimenez is not the only high-profile Wolves player to be linked with a bigger club, with fellow attackers Diogo Jota and Adama Traore also the subject of transfer speculation over the past few months.
And the former Atletico Madrid and Benfica forward added: "I see a lot of people talking and saying that 'he's [ready] for a top-six team'.
"Right now we are in sixth place and we are not behind anything of those teams.
"I mean, apart from Liverpool who are way above this season, I think we are fighting as equals with everyone else."