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Wolves fans wave goodbye to Mexican maestro Raul Jimenez

Fans of Wolverhampton Wanderers are not surprised to see their Mexican striker Raul Jimenez leave this summer and are happy they saw him play in their famous gold jersey.

However, some had wished they saw a bit more of him, while wishing he had left on better terms, with a much higher fee got for their Premier League all-time top goals scorer.

Jimenez, who joined Wolves from the Portuguese side Benfica on loan in 2018, then made the move permanent in 2019, made 135 appearances, scoring 40 goals in all competitions.

While he didn't win any silverware with the club, he kept them in the Premier League and has remained a fan favourite, which was proven by the fans reaction when he sustained a horrific head injury when he clashed heads with David Luiz two years ago.

He was stretchered to hospital, were he regained consciousness, but scans revealed he had suffered a fractured skull and had to have surgery, leaving him out of action for the rest of the season.

Raul Jimenez set for success at Fulham?

A move away was always on the cards, though, but the fee he is going for, £5 million, and the club he is joining, Fulham, has mystified the Wolves faithful.

They feel the fee is far too low for one of their best players and that Jimenez himself is not making a progressive move, transferring to West London, a club Wolves fans feel are not a step up from themselves.

They are still appreciative of his contributions to the club, with him helping the club qualify and reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League being a highlight for some of their fans.

The fans have been paying tribute to him on social media, highlighting the fact he was a menace for some of the best defenders in the league, with some fans saying he has been one of the clubs best strikers in recent history, giving them some of their best memories in the Premier League.

Will Jimenez be a hit at Fulham?

Raul Jimenez
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He has already proved himself in the Midlands, but it's West London fans he needs to convince now, with some fans from Craven Cottage not convinced he will be able to replace the seemingly outgoing Mitrovic, who looks likely to depart for Saudi Arabia this summer.

Will Raul Jimenez be a hit at Fulham? Let us know what you think.


Philip O'Rourke

Philip O Rourke is a Dublin-based journalist and author of Forgotten Football Clubs, 50 Clubs Around the World. He appears on the Forgotten Football Clubs podcast and, in his spare time, travels around Europe to different football stadiums, trying to watch as many different clubs as he can.

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