Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images
Between tears and emotions, the Mexican Raúl Jiménez lived an unforgettable moment this Saturday when he said goodbye to the Wolverhampton fans of the Premier League, thus confirming the end of what was a five-year career in what is considered the best football league in the world.
The striker originally from the Mexican state of Hidalgo said goodbye to the fans at the Molineux in what was the Wolves’ last home game of the season. Despite not having started the game against Everton, Jiménez took the field to join his fans in a farewell.
The striker toured the field with his partner Daniela Basso to receive the love of a fan who chanted his name to send him off in the best way, causing the player to cry for what could have been his last experience in European football.
Although there is no official information about the departure of Raúl Jiménez from Wolves, the Mexican has progressively lost the confidence of Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui, appearing in only 19 games this season (14 in the Premier, two in the FA Cup and three in the League Cup) and scoring only three goals.
Wolverhampton paid more than 43 million dollars at the time to the Portuguese Benfica for the Mexican token, reaching 165 appearances and 57 goals in the first category of England, his most productive season being that of 2019, where he finished with 17 goals. , thus becoming the Mexican with the most goals in a year in the Premier, surpassing Chicharito’s 13 in the 2010 season.
The man from Hidalgo made his professional debut in 2011 with Club América in his country, where he participated in 103 games between the League, national cups and international cups, leaving a record of 38 goals and 17 assists. In 2014 he landed at Atlético de Madrid but did not perform as expected, scoring just one goal in 28 games played.
The great opportunity to stand out came to Jiménez in 2015 when he was signed by Benfica, a club where he played 12 games, scored 31 goals and distributed 15 assists.
–El Salvador: What happened at the Cuscatlán Stadium is the greatest sports tragedy in the country’s history
–Tigres defeated Monterrey to advance to the final of the 2023 Clausura Tournament in Liga MX [Video]
–Soccer players helped the victims of the stampede in the El Salvador stadium