Raúl Jiménez would like to play in MLS in the near future
The Mexican international has made history with Wolves, but he sees the MLS as a possible destination when his contract expires with the Premier League side.
Wolves' Raúl Jiménez is having a difficult season after returning from a serious head injury last year. The Mexico international has made 28 Premier League appearances, scoring six goals and providing three assists.
The problem is that the 30-year-old has been sent off twice this season, including this past weekend, when Wolves lost 3-2 against Leeds United. Jiménez has turned the page quickly from that negative incident and he is now focused on the Mexican national team.
Jiménez is thinking about the future
The striker was one of the first players to join camp ahead of the final batch of World Cup qualifiers in CONCACAF and during an interview with W Deportes, Jiménez talked about the next chapter in his career. He signed a contract extension with the Premier League side in 2020 that runs through 2024.
“MLS is always a possibility and I don’t close the door to any league. I could return to Liga MX, but I can see myself playing in the United States. In the past I could’ve played in China and right now I might even consider that, so you never know,” said Jiménez.
Major League Soccer has become a lucrative league for many Mexican players and this season there are 20 playing in the US top tier, including Ronaldo Cisneros, who joined Atlanta United on Monday. Héctor Herrera (Houston Dynamo), Javier Hernández (LA Galaxy) and Carlos Vela (LAFC) are also among the Mexicans who have decided to move to MLS.