Manchester United and Juventus have both enquired about signing Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, according to the Times journalist Duncan Castles.
Red Devils boss is said to be targeting a new number nine when the transfer window reopens, and the 29-year-old has been identified as a potential recruit.
Wolves are apparently open to selling Jimenez for the right price, and a number of fans on Twitter would back a move for the Mexican international:
An awesome buy if comes through
— Sid (@Siddhant_mufc) May 17, 2020
I don't care if he's 30
United should sign him. Mason could learn from he and Martial.
I don't wanna hear any talk of Dembele
— Alex Chigoziri Edward (@Dannydre50) May 17, 2020
I'd take him immediately if he was available. Under Fergie we used to have FOUR top class strikers at the bare minimum and they all played and were kept happy. Right now we have only one striker. We need another very good one.
— SEUN (@Dan_Onas) May 17, 2020
Ole really wants a new 9, people need to stop worrying about Martial’s minutes
— E. (@EzekielElijahJ1) May 17, 2020
If this happens then goodbye 👋🏾 Ighalo
— Olatee🗯️ (@_Iam_femi) May 17, 2020
Very good player, but Wolves will want a lot for him even though he's 29
— CT (@MclarenCT) May 17, 2020
Would be a good signing
— UTDJako🇧🇦🇸🇪 (@JakoUtd) May 17, 2020
Would certainly be a nice addition, I'm hoping Dembele is a higher priority tho
— JD (@ManUtdJD) May 17, 2020
In my opinion, the best striker in the league
— سا تومي (@Sirtomi26) May 17, 2020
Oh Lord of mercy, let this deal be a done deal for United
— Dynamic_deji🕊 (@dynamic_deji) May 17, 2020
We should get this lad
— Landlord's Son (@SebagalaEdwardC) May 17, 2020
We shall have to wait and see whether United actually do make a move for Jimenez. On the face of it, he wouldn’t fit the criteria of a young player which the club could develop and improve.
However, the Red Devils do appear to be flexible with their recruitment strategy, as shown with the loan capture of Odion Ighalo back in January.
If the Nigerian does leave Old Trafford this summer, Jimenez could be seen as a replacement, although it is not yet known how much the Mexican could cost.