Raul Jimenez has completed a move to join Fulham on a 2-year deal
Fulham Football Club has completed the signing of striker Raul Jimenez from Wolverhampton Wanderers for a fee of approximately £5 million. The 32-year-old Mexico international has signed a two-year deal with the option for an additional 12 months.
Jimenez, who initially joined Wolves on loan from Benfica in 2018 before making the move permanent in 2019, became one of the most prolific strikers in the Premier League. However, his career took a challenging turn when he suffered a severe injury in 2020 after fracturing his skull in a collision with Arsenal’s David Luiz. Despite making a return to the pitch, he struggled to regain his pre-injury form and scored only three goals last season, all in the Carabao Cup.
During his time at Wolves, Jimenez made 166 appearances, netting 57 goals and providing 27 assists. He was highly regarded as one of the key players at Molineux before his unfortunate injury.
The move comes as Fulham prepares for the possibility of losing their star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who is seeking a move to Saudi Pro League side Al-Hilal after the club rejected a £25 million bid for him.
Raul Jimenez’s addition marks Fulham’s first signing of the summer transfer window as they aim to build a competitive squad for the upcoming season under the management of Marco Silva. With the signing of the experienced Mexican forward, Fulham hopes to strengthen their attacking options and continue their progress in the Premier League.