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Juventus are Close To Signing $94M Wolves Striker

ibtimes: Juventus are reportedly trying to beat Manchester United in the race to sign Wolves striker Raul Jimenez in the ongoing summer transfer window.

Jimenez scored 26 goals in as many as 53 competitive matches this season including 17 in the Premier League and helped Wolves to finish seventh in the table. He netted six goals in Europa League’s qualifying rounds before Wolves made it to the main draw. Jimenez added three more to his account in the European tournament and has helped Wolves make it to the last-16, which is due to take place next month.

Portuguese media outlet RTP Desporto has reported that the Mexico striker is well on his way to the Old Trafford this summer. The same report also said that Wolves have already sealed a deal to sign his replacement. The Premier League side has identified Brazilian Paulinho, who currently plays for Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande, as Jimenez’s ideal substitute.

The 29-year-old Jimenez had said earlier this year that although he is contracted with Wolves until 2023, he is open to exploring options outside the club.

A report in the Spanish publication AS said that Juventus have jumped into the scene and are looking to pip Man Utd to Jimenez’s transfer, whose fee is expected to be around $94 million. The AS report claimed that Juventus are close to sealing the deal and if it does happen, Jimenez will become the most expensive Mexican player in soccer history.

Man Utd are already chasing Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, who has been their top target this summer. The Red Devils made an initial bid of $114 million, which was straightaway rejected by the Bundesliga side. Dortmund have made it clear that they will not sell Sancho for anything less than $140 million.

Sancho, whose current Dortmund contract will expire in June 2022, has scored 20 goals in 44 matches this season. Since Sancho has been heavily linked with a move away from Dortmund this summer, the German side have begun to look for a replacement and have identified Jonathan Ikone of French club Lille as a replacement for Sancho.

Source: Published by ibtimes

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AdeyemI Sunday
AdeyemI Sunday
5 days ago

great!

David
David
5 days ago

Not good of juventus

AdeyemI Sunday
AdeyemI Sunday
5 days ago

nice one!

Chidimma queen
Chidimma queen
5 days ago

Very okay

AdeyemI Sunday
AdeyemI Sunday
5 days ago

congratulations to him!

Kelvin Ijeh
Kelvin Ijeh
5 days ago

Nice

Okomor Allen
Okomor Allen
5 days ago

That is credible

Ibeanusi chinonso Samuel
Ibeanusi chinonso Samuel
5 days ago

Good decision

NwakasiIkenna
NwakasiIkenna
5 days ago

Will be a good deal for juve

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
5 days ago

Its a good signing for juve

Okafor stella
Okafor stella
5 days ago

Lovely

Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
5 days ago

Nice

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
5 days ago

He is not a good striker

AdeyemI Sunday
AdeyemI Sunday
5 days ago

good player

Ayuba Dong Yakot
Ayuba Dong Yakot
5 days ago

Wow!

AdeyemI Sunday
AdeyemI Sunday
5 days ago

wow!

Samuel aniedi
Samuel aniedi
5 days ago

His a good player

Nice eze ngozi blessings
Nice eze ngozi blessings
5 days ago

Nice for him

Andemah jairus
Andemah jairus
5 days ago

Fantastic

godwin emetu
godwin emetu
5 days ago

That’s great

Adegoke Azeez Adedamola
Adegoke Azeez Adedamola
5 days ago

The highest bidder will get jimenezz signature

Monday Antai
Monday Antai
5 days ago

Very interesting

Bashorun idowu
Bashorun idowu
4 days ago

Nice move juventus

Daniel Simon
Daniel Simon
4 days ago

Jimenez isn’t coming to United

Israel Ekhosuehi
Israel Ekhosuehi
4 days ago

Sounds good

Precious Oluwademilade Obasuyi
Precious Oluwademilade Obasuyi
4 days ago

thats good

Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
Jonah Ihotuowoicho Sunday
4 days ago

Nice update

Davidudeze
Davidudeze
4 days ago

Great job

Faith Osaghae
Faith Osaghae
4 days ago

Good news

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
3 days ago

good move

Juliet Success
Juliet Success
3 days ago

Nice move by Juventus

Odudu eseoghene
Odudu eseoghene
3 days ago

Raul is a good finisher

Andemah jairus
Andemah jairus
2 days ago

Nice

George U Agba
George U Agba
1 day ago

Raul Jimenez will be perfect for Juventus.