Manchester United will have to pay between £ 60 million and £ 70 million if they are to sign Raul Jimenez from the wolves this summer, reports say. The Mexican international is a transfer target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the Norwegian tries to win the Premier League title next time. But the Red Devils, apparently, will have to break the bank if they are to land the 29-year-old.
Manchester United’s natural strikers have all enjoyed fantastic campaigns, shining under Solskjaer after Romelu Lukaku’s departure for Inter.
Anthony Martial has scored 22 goals in all competitions, his best ever record for a single season since his trip from Monaco in 2015.
Mason Greenwood found the net 17 times, also contributing three assists.
And Odion Ighalo has scored five goals since moving to Old Trafford on loan from the Chinese Super League team Shanghai Shenhua in the January transfer window.
Despite this, however, Solskjaer was supported to bring wolf striker Jimenez to Old Trafford.
The 29-year-old enjoyed a good campaign with Wolves, finding the net 17 times in 38 league appearances.
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Meanwhile, speaking in early July, the Mexican chief Gerardo Martino supported Jimenez to move to Old Trafford.
“Looking at him from the outside today I can’t see a number nine specialist like Raul at United,” he said.
“There are many attackers like Rashford, Martial and the boy who now plays as a right winger, Greenwood.
“But since Romelu Lukaku is gone I can’t see a number nine as pure as Raul.”
Martin also expressed the belief that Jimenez would find Juventus a difficult place to move to, adding: “At Juventus, he will have more than one fight because Ronaldo shares the inside of the pitch with anyone who plays alongside him, with [Paulo] Dybala or with [Gonzalo] Higuain and maybe he has a tougher fight there.
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“We who see it from the outside, you [the journalist] and I also always have the idea that a player should bet more and how nice it would be for him to go play for Manchester United.
“For me, that at some point in my life I was in a very big club [Barcelona]and after having lived a difficult year there, I say that you must be convinced of the step you want to take and you have to analyze it from many places.
“And he has elements to analyze it because, although he was not at Manchester United, he was at Atletico Madrid and he was at Benfica. And he has elements to hang in the balance to decide what he wants from his life.
“Maybe he wants a bigger challenge because he feels he is in good shape and has to take advantage of it, maybe he wants to stay in this place, maybe the options you read about aren’t real and don’t exist.
“I think the best thing is that Raul makes the decision based on the analysis he does and with the consent of his family because, when it comes to having fun, not only does the player suffer and have fun, but the family does too. “
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