He is not alone Milik in Juventus plans for the role of center forward next season. On the notebook of Fabio Paratici there is also the nomedi Raul Jimenez, 29-year-old Mexican who plays for Wolverhampton and this year was one of the revelations of the Premier League. After a career between ups and downs, conditioned by the great generosity in playing the role, which has always slowed its prolificity, this year Jimenez seems to have found the right balance between the sacrifice for the team and the goals: 22 overall at the time of the Premier stop. Powerful physique and good ability to provide assists (6 those of this season) Jimenez is a kind of Mandzukic, perhaps with less class, but without the character’s sharp edges of the Croatian, so far the best shoulder of Ronaldo Juventus have had.
Jimenez will almost certainly leave Wolverhampton at the end of the season, because too many teams are courting him and one will certainly win. The club, moreover, has no intention of making barricades and is already thinking how to reinvest the nest egg. And here comes the problem for Juventus, given that the British are counting on a cash payment from the player that they evaluate starting from 60 million euros. It is true that Jimenez earns relatively little (€ 2.5 million per season), but Juventus will not spend that amount on the card. The difficulty of the negotiation, therefore, is linked to the counterparts to be offered to the Wolves or to the player’s payment formulas. Complex situation, but not impossible, also because the player’s agent is Jorge Mendes to which the solutions never fail.