Raul Jimenez Linked to European Clubs

by José E Morales on May.14.2014
  1. The 23 year-old, Mexican International, has been continuously linked with several European clubs. However, there seems to be very concrete interest from Manchester City and FC Porto.

    According to "O Jogo," the Dragons are looking to replace Jackson Martinez who is very likely to depart this summer, along with his impressive goal tally. Porto would be a very welcoming destination for the Mexican starlet, as his former Club America teammate, Diego Reyes, along with Mexican international teammate, Hector Herrera already ply their trade at the Estadio do Dragão.

    According to Metro, Mark Hughes is also very keen on the statuesque striker and is looking to reinforce Stoke City's front line. Scouts have been observing both Jimenez and Cruz Azul's Marco Fabian.

    Standing at 6.2 ft, Jimenez is lauding comparisons to Zlatan Ibrahimovic by the Portuguese press. He has impressive strength and has several attributes in his arsenal that make him very dangerous inside the box.

    With Club America recently acquiring the services of Oribe Peralta, they will be very willing to entertain offers for their prized, international striker. At 23 years old, Raul has over 22 International caps and was a big part of Mexico's World Cup qualifying squad. On that front, acquiring a work permit in the UK should pose very little trouble.

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