Raul Jimenez to Wolves has been something of a whirlwind rumour.
Claims of the Premier League club agreeing a loan deal with Benfica and also a big buying clause, which is optional, have been all around the Portuguese media.
The timeline, however, has changed a lot.
At first it was set to be announced quickly, then it was going to be after the World Cup, then on Sunday the day of the announcement was reportedly Tuesday, and now it should be made official ‘in the next few hours’ but the presentation may come later.
O Jogo say Wolves are paying a loan fee of €5m and the clause will be €38m, making a total potential value of €43m, which is bigger than some other claims. Wolves will also commit to paying the Mexican striker’s wages.
Benfica, Wolves and Jorge Mendes’ Gestifute are currently ‘finalising the details’ of the move and it’s expected everything will be done soon.
There’s been a concentration on getting the transfer out of the way before the World Cup, giving Jimenez peace while he tries to get into Mexico’s starting line-up and make an impression in Russia.