Portuguese newspaper O Jogo has have managed an interview with the father of new Wolverhampton Wanderers signing Raul Jimenez today.
Mr. Jimenez, who’s also called Raul, has described the move to the Championship winners as a ‘step ahead’ in the player’s career, as the striker looks for more minutes under Nuno Espírito Santo.
“It was agreed with the Benfica board that at this stage of his career, the best thing for Raul would be to go out and have more minutes. It was understood that this was the best sporting solution,” Raul Jimenez’s father told O Jogo.
Asked if his son will be returning to Benfica, Mr. Jimenez said: “That will soon be seen. Benfica are a great club and he’ll always have the door open to return to this house. Time will tell.”
The striker’s father has made it clear that the Mexican international has nothing against his old club: “As Raul has said publicly, after having made official the departure from Benfica, he is very grateful to the club and its supporters for everything they have experienced, namely the achievements of Benfica.”
Wolves have paid €3m to have Jimenez on a one-year loan deal, and will have a buying option to get the player for €38m more at the end of the season.
O Jogo writes that the player’s wages are are being 100% paid by the Premier League side.