As Per Sky Sports, Raúl Jiménez is undergoing his medical at Fulham ahead of his move to the London side from Wolves.
An agreement was struck between the two clubs for the deal to be worth a fixed fee of around £5.5m and the Mexican international is set to agree personal terms with the club following the completion of his medical, according to Fabrizio Romano.
After spending spent the 2018/19 season on loan at The Wanderers, where his 13 goals and seven assists helped them qualify for Europa League football in their first year back in the top flight following promotion, Jiménez permanently signed for €38m from Benfica in July 2019. Following the move, he was able to better his goalscoring record in the following campaign, accumulating 17 goals and six assists in 37 appearances, however, suffered a fractured skull after just 10 games the season later; an injury which, as he stated himself, doctors said was a ‘miracle’ he survived.
Despite this career-threatening injury, the 32-year-old was able to miraculously recover and return to action after just under a year, but has since struggled to recapture the form that saw him hold a €50m market value in March 2020, which was estimated by Transfermarkt. The former Atletico Madrid man has only found the net six times in 49 Premier League appearances since returning, none of which were scored in the most recent season, resulting in his market value falling to just €6m.
Fulham’s potential signing of Jiménez comes amid Al Hilal’s interest in Aleksandar Mitrović, who finished last season as the club’s top goalscorer. The Saudi side have seen two bids turned down for the Serbian international, who, is reportedly furious at being priced out of a move by club owner Shahid Khan and has told his family he ‘never wants to play for the club again’– according to Sky Sports. Despite this, the striker did eventually join the club’s pre-season tour in the USA, but did not take part in their match against Brentford on Sunday evening, with manager Marco Silva stating that “it is not an ideal situation”.
Furthermore, in contrast to Mitrović, Silva has recently shown his commitment to stay at Craven Cottage this summer, by reportedly rejecting a two-year contract worth £40m from other Saudi Arabian club Al Ahli, who have already signed Roberto Firmino, Édouard Mendy, and are set to acquire both Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin.
Travis Levison | Get Football