Wolverhampton Wanderers’ last league win against Arsenal came at a heavy cost after Raúl Jiménez suffered a head injury.

The striker underwent an operation after fracturing his skull and Wolves doctor Matty Perry confirmed the 29-year-old should be discharged from the hospital early next week.

On December 3rd, Mexican doctor Rafael Ortega stated the Wanderers star would need around three months for the fracture to heal.

According to AS, it’s not clear when Jiménez will be back on the pitch, but the Mexico international is expected to be on out of action for a chunk of the remainder of this season.

Jiménez’s injury could force the Premier League side to bring in a new striker and the newspaper states Wolves ‘think’ of Valencia’s Maxi Gómez for January.

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Wolves now have their sights set on the Uruguay international, who was previously wanted by West Ham United.

Nuno Espírito Santo likes the 24-year-old La Liga attacker, who arrived at the Mestalla from Celta Vigo in 2019.

Gómez has a €140m release clause, but AS state a ‘great offer’ from Wolves would make Valencia owner Peter Lim ‘think about a possible transfer’.

There’s no clarity over what would be considered a ‘great offer’ for the Spanish side to let the player leave in the winter market.

Gómez has three goals and an assist in nine league appearances for Valencia this season.