Wolverhampton Wanderers star Raúl Jiménez has revealed his desire to return to former club CF América when his time in Europe is over.
The Mexican forward began his career with the Liga MX side, rising through their youth ranks before breaking into the first team in 2012.
He went on to make 103 appearances in all competitions for the club, with 38 goals and 16 assists earning him a £9.45m move to Atlético Madrid in 2014.
Since then he’s travelled around Europe, with a successful spell at Benfica followed by his move to Wolves in 2018, where he has been the star of the show ever since.
At 29 years of age, he still has plenty of years at the top of the game left in him but admits he would like to return to his home country, and former club, for one last swansong.
“It’s in the options, to be honest,” he told EstiloDF, relayed by BolaVip.
“I would like to return to América at some point, but right now, my time is here in Europe.
“I want to spend many years here; hopefully, I can continue my career here for many years and why not return to the club where I was born.”
For now, Jiménez’s focus is solely on returning to the pitch, with him still out of action after suffering a fractured skull against Arsenal at the end of the November.
He’s been on the sidelines recovering since, with Wolves cautiously optimistic that he can return before the end of the season.
That, of course, is a process they are taking slowly and steadily, with the injury one that absolutely nobody wants to take for granted.
Jiménez has been well supported during his absence, with Wolves fans quickly raising funds for a banner to show their support to the striker when he was injured, a gesture that did not go unnoticed.
“It is very rewarding with the fans, the people who love me, who support me,” he added.
“For example, in the stadium, they even created a song for me.
“Now that the injury has happened, they sent money to make a banner and put it up in the stadium in support of me.
“All that fills you up, you know you’re doing well, and when you come back, you have to give even more to repay them.”