Raul Jimenez has spent 5 seasons at Wolves, first signing for the membership on mortgage in 2018 from Benfica earlier than a everlasting transfer the next yr; the 32-year-old striker had one yr left on his Wolves deal; Jimenez accomplished his medical on Monday
Fulham have introduced the signing of Raul Jimenez from Wolves for a payment which is known to be £5.5m.
The striker has put pen to paper on a two-year deal which is able to take him till the summer season of 2025, plus a membership possibility for an extra 12 months.
The Mexican strikes to Craven Cottage after spending the final 5 seasons at Wolves, the place he scored 57 occasions in 166 video games.
Upon signing, Jimenez instructed the membership web site: “It’s actually essential for me to reach right here. I’ll attempt to do my greatest for the staff, one of essentially the most iconic groups within the Premier League.
“I’m completely happy to be right here and to play on this stadium, it is a actually good stadium, I prefer it right here. I’m going to offer my greatest to maintain scoring targets within the Premier League.”
Sporting director Tony Khan added: “Raul will likely be acquainted to Fulham supporters as he is had nice expertise enjoying within the Premier League, and in worldwide soccer with Mexico.
“It’s essential for us to observe up on final season’s success, and we consider that the addition of Raul will help us strengthen the squad as we purpose for an additional profitable season within the Premier League.”
The signing comes amid continued hypothesis over the longer term of Cottagers striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who scored 14 Premier League targets final season regardless of serving an eight-match suspension for pushing referee Chris Kavanagh through the FA Cup defeat to Manchester United.
Jimenez arrival to permit for Mitrovic departure?
Interest from Al Hilal in striker Aleksandr Mitrovic has sparked a fall-out between Fulham and their high goalscorer from final season, who reluctantly boarded their flight to the USA for pre-season.
Mitrovic has instructed relations he is not going to play for Fulham once more after the decision-makers slapped a £52m price ticket on him.
Mitrovic, who was contemplating staying away from the membership tour of America, was satisfied by agent Pini Zahavi and PFA representatives to affix the squad as they departed for the United States on Thursday.
However, it’s understood Mitrovic is indignant at being priced out of a transfer having been the topic of two failed bids from Al Hilal.
Mitrovic’s agent has urged Tony Khan to decrease his worth to someplace between £35m and £45m.
Silva turns down £40m Al Ahli supply
Marco Silva has turned down an strategy from Saudi Pro League facet Al Ahli and insisted he retains “total commitment” to Fulham.
The Portuguese was to be supplied £40m for a two-year deal to change into the membership’s new supervisor.
Speaking in his press convention forward of Sunday’s Premier League Summer Series match towards Brentford, reside on Sky Sports, Silva confirmed he had knowledgeable his present employers of his choice though didn’t disclose that he had turned down Al Ahli.
“I answered for my club and I will not talk about this situation,” he mentioned. “I did not come right here to speak about affords and the scenario.
“I instructed you earlier than and I’ll repeat once more, I needn’t say many phrases right here. I’ve confirmed my dedication to this soccer membership. My dedication to the soccer membership is whole.”
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