Raul Jimenez ‘on his way’ to Manchester United as Wolves identify Braga’s Paulinho as replacement

Raul Jimenez ‘on his way’ to Manchester United as Wolves identify Braga’s Paulinho as replacement
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Wolves striker Raul Jimenez is close to joining Manchester United, according to reports in Portugal.

The Red Devils have been linked with the Mexico international for some time and there was speculation he would join Old Trafford in January before Odion Ighalo signed on loan.

Raul Jimenez has been a standout star for Wolves

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Raul Jimenez has been a standout star for Wolves

Public service broadcaster RTP claim Jimenez will join Man United but no price has been quoted.

Wolves will then replace him with Braga’s Paulinho in a deal worth around £27million (€30million).

The 27-year-old scored 17 goals in the Portuguese league this season and Nuno Espirito Santo is believed to see him as the ideal replacement.

Corriere dello Sport claimed earlier this week that it would cost around £72.5million for Wolves to even consider allowing Jimenez to exit Molineux this summer.

Braga’s Paulinho is reportedly being lined-up as a replacement

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Braga’s Paulinho is reportedly being lined-up as a replacement

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Juventus have also been linked with the striker, alongside Man United, in recent months.

The 29-year-old scored 26 goals in all competitions this season in Wolves’ excellent campaign that saw them finish seventh in the Premier League.

Earlier this year, the Mexico national team manager Tata Martino even urged the striker to leave the Midlands club to join Man United, claiming he would the ‘perfect fit’ at Old Trafford.


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