Date: 14th September 2020 at 4:15pm
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Duncan Castles has been on the latest edition of The Transfer Window Podcast, discussing transfers for many League teams.

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To kick off this quiz on Wolves transfers, which player was the Old Gold's club-record transfer fee paid on according to Transfermarkt?

One of the topics that briefly came up while he was discussing this was Raul Jimenez and Juventus’ failed pursuit of the 29-year-old.

The Old Lady were interested in bringing Jimenez to Serie A, but Wolves would not budge on their asking price and Juventus have had to move on.

It seems as if Juventus wanted to do a for Jimenez, but Wolves believed they would not be getting any value from the transfer, and that has put the Old Lady off, and Jimenez remains at Molineux for now.

He said: “We told you that Raul Jimenez was high up their list, but essentially too expensive for them because Wolves [were] refusing to compromise on pricing.

“I think that Juventus were floating the idea of signing him for around €60m and Wolves’ argument was that they had effectively paid that much for him in what was previously their record transfer fee before they took Fabio Silva from Porto.”

Are you happy Jimenez hasn't joined Juventus?

Yes, he is a class striker

Yes, he is a class striker

No, we could have replaced him with better

No, we could have replaced him with better

TIF Thoughts…

It has been claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo had wanted his club to sign Jimenez, but it appears as if the reported fee from Juventus was below Wolves’ valuation of the striker, and the Mexican is still a Wolves player with not long to go until the end of the transfer window.

The Old Gold spent £34.2m on Jimenez, and he was their record signing until they completed the signing of Fabio Silva not long ago, so you can see their argument – though that transfer fee is around £25m less than what Juventus were offering.

However, considering his record over the past two seasons of 13 league goals in the 2018/19 season and 17 league goals in the most recent campaign, you can see why Wolves want more for Jimenez, but you would also think they would be very happy to keep him considering his goalscoring exploits.