It’s been a while since Wolverhampton Wanderers star Raul Jimenez started being linked to a few European giants.
In the striker’s home country, there’s been a big expectation around it. Last month, for example, we covered claims from several former players saying the 28-year-old deserves to play for clubs such as Arsenal or Chelsea.
Now this week, there are stories linking Jimenez to a move to Real Madrid, and of course, the rumour has been commented in the Mexican media.
What’s making the headlines in the local press is that former America player Daniel Brailovsky says Jimenez is a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo, and would be his perfect replacement at Santiago Bernabeu.
“Of course yes and I support it. Raúl is much more of a player. A team player who scores goals, who goes out with his teammates, who is not individualistic,” Daniel Brailovsky told Fox Sports (via Marca).
His opinion obviously generated a debate on the show, so he had to insist on it a little: “Are you going to ask me five times? Yes, because he’s much more complete, he plays for the team, because he has good movement, because he’s younger… If you talk about goalscorer, of course Cristiano is more of a goalscorer, but a player, Jiménez is more of a player.”
In 29 appearances for Wolves this season, Jimenez had 13 goals and six assists so far. Cristiano Ronaldo, on the other hand, has 21 goals and three assists in 32 games for Juventus.