Wolves striker Raul Jimenez confirms Manchester United and Juventus interest

29 year old Mexican striker Raul Jimenez has confirmed that European giants Manchester United and Juventus were looking to sign him in the summer transfer window earlier this year. Speaking to American Spanish TV channel TUDN, Jimenez stated “One day I woke up and Juventus wanted me, another Manchester United and what I know is that there were approaches made. But an agreement was never reached and nothing was close. I’m very happy at Wolves.”

He added: “The truth is I am very happy in Wolverhampton. It’s never wrong to be in a place where you are well but they know that I am not satisfied [with my form], I always look for more.”


It was no secret that both Juventus and Manchester United were looking to sign a striker in the summer to strengthen their forward options respectively.

Juventus opted to sign Spanish striker Alvaro Morata on a loan deal with an option to buy which meant it was a return to the Old Lady for the 28 year old after a 4 year spell.

Manchester United ultimately gave up their pursuit for Jimenez as it was reported that Wolves wanted a fee of around 60 million pounds, which the English club thought was unreasonable. Eventually, Manchester United ended up signing 33 year old Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani on a free from Paris Saint-Germain on a 2 year deal.

This season, Jimenez has scored 4 goals in 9 appearances for Wolves.