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‘I can imagine him playing with us’ – Gundogan dissuses ‘world class’ Raul Jimenez

Ilkay Gundogan has labelled Wolves striker Raul Jimenez as ‘a world class striker’, saying that he is good enough to play for ‘every single top-six team’.

Jimenez has impressed in the Premier League since his arrival from Benfica in 2018, netting 39 goals in 88 appearances in all competitions for the West Midlands outfit.

The Mexican’s form has seen him linked with a potential move away from Molineux in recent months, and Man City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has admitted he has the quality to play for any of the Premier League’s big six sides, Jimenez having scored once and assisted three times in Wolves’ two wins over the Citizens this season.

“I think he has everything a world-class striker needs,” Gundogan told ESPN.

“For a striker he is so mobile, but also physically so good and talented technically on the ball. I can imagine him playing with us.

“Maybe [he’s] not on that level yet, but he reminds me a little bit of [Robert] Lewandowski because I’ve played with him. In terms of style I think there is still a lot of potential.

“It’s so difficult to predict but I think [Jimenez] would get a chance in every single top-six team and there’s a good possibility he could do well.”

Read – Jimenez aiming to fire Wolves into top four spots once Premier League resumes

Read also – Why Raul Jimenez should be a legitimate transfer target for the Premier League’s big six

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