Wolves boss Nuno discusses future of on-loan striker Jimenez

Nuno Espirito Santo was discussing the future of Mexican international striker Raul Jimenez who is currently on loan at Wolves.

Jimenez joined Wolves for the duration of this season from Benfica last summer. He has scored six goals and provided four assists in his 21 Premier League starts for the Molineux outfit.

Nuno insists that no decision will be made on Jimenez’s future and any potential permanent transfer until the end of the season.

“We have to make a decision when we have to make it – and that moment is the end of the season,” Nuno told the press ahead of his sides clash with Leicester tomorrow.

“For now, Raul is doing very well, and he has to maintain these levels of intensity, the high standards that he puts himself in every training session and every game for him to have good performances in the day of the competitions.”

Now 27, Jimenez knows he needs to make a big impact at Wolves after struggling for form since his arrival in Europe.

He joined Atletico Madrid in 2014 but struggled for game time under Diego Simeone in the Spanish Capital. Jimenez then went to Benfica for €22 million a year later. However, he only managed six Primeira Liga starts for the Portuguese giants last season before completing his loan move to Wolves.

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