The transfer speculation surrounding Raul Jimenez doesn’t appear likely to disappear anytime soon, and Ilkay Gundogan is more than happy to throw more fuel on that fire.
Just how good is Wolverhampton Wanderers’ superstar striker? Well, according to Gundogan, he’s plenty good enough to play for one of the world’s richest — dollars and talent alike — clubs in the world, Manchester City. Jimenez ticks all the boxes for a “world-class” striker, making him a perfect fit for any of the Premier League’s top-six sides, not the least of which being Man City — quotes from Sky Sports:
“I think he has everything a world-class striker needs. For a striker he is so mobile, but also physically so good and talented technically on the ball. I can imagine him playing with us.
“Maybe not on that level yet, but he reminds me a little bit of [Robert] Lewandowski, because I’ve played with him. In terms of style, I think there is still a lot of potential.
“It’s so difficult to predict but I think he would get a chance in every single top-six team and there’s a good possibility he could do well.”
Jimenez is 28 years old, meaning it would hardly be a long-term investment for City, but if Pep Guardiola and Co., are seeking a short-term bridge replacement when Sergio Aguero, who’ll turn 32 this summer, leaves the club, Jimenez makes all the sense in the world. Two or three highly productive years of Jimenez — and he would score a boatload of goals with those midfielders and wingers supplying him — would be more than enough to pinpoint and acquire, and bring along, the next great City striker.