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Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Raul Jimenez has commented on the transfer speculation surrounding his future at Molineux and Manchester United fans have taken notice.
The 28-year-old is being strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford after having impressing for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side this season with 22 goals to his name.
Wolves paid a record-breaking fee to bring in Jimenez permanently from Benfica a year ago and the striker told Spanish newspaper Marca there is no release clause in his contract – something which is common at European clubs.
“(Wolves) bought me for £35million, they will not sell me for less,” he said.
“There is no release clause. But the teams here, it is different how they are managed.
“I see a lot of people talking and saying that (I should play for) a ‘top six team’. Right now we are in fifth place.
“I mean, outside Liverpool who are way above this season, I think we are fighting with everyone else. We beat Man City twice, we beat Tottenham once, we drew with Man United.”
Despite Jimenez confirming admirers would have to spend big in order to take him away from Wolves, one Red Devils fan reacted describing any move for Jimenez as a “bargain!”
And many other United supporters took to social media to react to his comments.
“Seriously underrated striker,” said another supporter.
A third said: “Let’s go”.
“Excellent player,” added another supporter.
“I would be very happy if he joins the team if Ighalo is not kept,”a fifth commented.