Raul Jimenez has signed a new contract at Wolverhampton Wanderers; the Mexico striker’s new deal runs until 2024.
The club will now reportedly turn their attention towards securing the long-term future of winger Adama Traore.
Raul Jimenez Signs New Wolves Contract
Jimenez Has Been Prolific Since Arriving at the Club
Raul Jimenez arrived at Molineux in 2018. He has gone on to become a prolific goalscorer for the club, netting 46 times in 103 appearances in all competitions.
In a busy 2019/20 season which saw the club progress to the quarter-finals of the Europa League having come through the competition’s qualifying rounds, Jimenez scored 27 goals and made 10 assists in 55 matches for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side. Such a contribution saw the 29-year-old named the club’s Player of the Season.
Upon signing a new four-year deal, Jimenez told the Wolves official website of his delight at committing his future to the club.
“I am delighted to be here and to be at this great club. Since I was a little boy, I just wanted to play, I wanted to enjoy it, live it, and that’s what I am here for.
“They give me all the confidence and the opportunity to be an important guy at the front, and that’s what I was looking for when I arrived in Europe, and I’m very happy to continue at this club.
“It didn’t take much persuading! It was easy for me to say yes because since the beginning, this is what I was looking for.
“The last two seasons we have given very good performances, so I knew this club has something special and I’m part of a big family here.
“I think Wolves are getting the best out of me. I’m giving Wolves my best football, but they are giving the best to me too.”
Wolves to Focus on Adama Traore Future
Having tied Jimenez down to a new deal, the Midlands club are now reportedly set to prioritise Adama Traore’s future.
John Percy of the Telegraph reports that the club will open talks with Traore over joining Jimenez in signing a new contract.
Teenage right-back Rayan Ait-Nouri is poised to join the club on loan from Ligue 1 club Angers. Percy claims Wolves will have the option to make the Frenchman’s stay a permanent one for €20 million.