Wolves' Jimenez open to Barca, Real Madrid move amid transfer speculation

Wolves star Raul Jimenez has said that a chance to join Barcelona or Real Madrid would be too good to turn down as he refused to rule out a move away from the club, the striker told ESPN Deportes.

The Mexico international, who has scored 22 goals in 44 games in all competitions during his second season at the Molineux Stadium, has said that he is open to staying in the Premier League but would find it difficult to reject the chance to join the Spanish giants.

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"I find out [about the links with other clubs] through social media," Jimenez said. "They have already put me at Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and every day comes out a new team that want [to sign] me.

"I have to be calm. If they are talking about me it is because I am doing things well; I would like to continue in England. I am happy, adapted and I like the idea [of staying in the Premier League].

"If you tell me that tomorrow an offer from Real Madrid or Barcelona comes, it is obvious that you do not let such an opportunity go. But if I stay here I am fighting to qualify for the Champions League, for important things. Fighting for the title still seems difficult but we are in the Europe League round-of-16. I think that I made the right decision to come here [to Wolves] and I do not regret it.

"Leaving the doors open for anything is the most important thing. With Wolves we are fighting for the Champions League, I am happy and I am an important player for the fans and for the team. I am fine, I do not close any doors, I am open to whatever comes but it does not stop me sleeping."

Jimenez joined Wolves in 2018 from Benfica, and he played a leading role in guiding the club to qualify for their first European competition in 38 years.

Wolves were in sixth place in the Premier League before the competition was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the league set to hold talks over the future of the 2019-20 season on Friday.

The West Midlands side are also yet to play the second leg of their Europa League round-of-16 tie against Olympiakos, with the contest drawn 1-1 on aggregate.