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Gerardo Martino “Raúl Jiménez should stay in Wolverhampton”

The Mexican striker has attracted the interest from several ‘big clubs’ in Europe all because of the fantastic season he is having with Wolves.

Gerardo Martino “Raúl Jiménez should stay in Wolverhampton”

Raul Jimenez has scored 15 goals with Wolves this season and is the sixth top scorer in the Premier League with seven games left to play. The 29-year-old is now the Mexican player to have scored the most goals in one season, surpassing the record established by Javier Hernandez back in 2010 with Manchester United.

Jimenez is considered to be one of the best strikers in the Premier League and his goals have helped Wolves in their pursuit of Champions League football next season. His performances have attracted interest from a number of big clubs in Europe including Liverpool, Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus.

A few days ago it was claimed that Juventus have already made an offer for Raul Jimenez as Gonzalo Higuain will be leaving at the end of this season. While the rumours continue, Mexico coach Gerardo Martino believes that Jimenez would be better off staying where he is, with Wolves.

“Before he thinks about leaving Wolverhampton, he should talk things over with his family and discuss what is better for his future. I know it is hard to say not to big clubs in Europe like Juventus and I went through that myself as a coach. I went to Barcelona and many years after I came to the conclusion that it was my worst year. We need to understand that sometimes it is more important to be happy,” Martino said during an interview with TUDN.

Martino has been talking with Hirving Lozano

Raul Jimenez's dream season is in contrast to compatriot Hirving Lozano, who has been struggling to settle in at Napoli since his move to Italy last summer. Since Gennaro Gattuso took over the job mid-season, Lozano has barely played. Gerardo Martino says he has been in constant communication with the winger.

“The fitness trainer and myself have been talking to Lozano as he has not been playing with Napoli under Gattuso. He told me about his current situation and how he was dealing with not playing; he was a starter and a key player in all of his previous clubs. It was necessary for us to talk to him and give him some guidance,” concluded Martino.