Gundogan fancies Raul Jimenez playing for Manchester City

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan believes Raul Jimenez has some of the qualities of Robert Lewandowski and he can imagine the Mexico international playing for the Citizens in the future. Jimenez has been with Wolverhampton Wanderers since the summer of 2018 and over the past 20 months, he has bagged an impressively tally of 39 goals and 18 assists from 88 appearances.

He has already bettered his statistic when compared to his time at Benfica and Club America and Gundogan believes the Mexican can make the jump to the next level to play for one of the so-called big-six teams, he told ESPN: “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. Sometimes it's so difficult to predict.

A player can have all the quality and everything it takes to play for a big-six team or to play for the best teams in the world but then sometimes it happens and it doesn't work out. It's not because of the player or the club, sometimes it's just the environment, it's the wrong timing. It's so difficult to predict but I think [Jimenez] would get a chance in every single top-six team and there's a good possibility he could do well.”

Jimenez has proved the perfect foil for the likes of Diogo Jota and Adama Traore in the Wolves attack and that has contributed to the Wolves’ solid league campaign. Nuno’ side finished seventh in the league last season but they could make the push for the top four this time around with just five points separating them from the Champions League places. Elsewhere, they can also qualify for the premier European competition by winning the Europa League title. Manchester United are currently regarded as the favourites to win the competition but behind them, Wolves and Inter Milan have been backed by the bookies.