Raul Jimenez: Wolves sign Mexico forward on loan from Benfica

Raul Jimenez will wear the number nine shirt for Mexico at the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Wolves have completed the loan signing of Mexico global Raul Jimenez from Benfica.

The Mexico global forward is now away with his country ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Meanwhile, striker Benik Afobe, 25, has moved to Championship side Stoke - just 11 days after joining Wolves. All told, Jimenez scored 39 goals in 102 appearances for America over four seasons before heading to Europe.


He scored 31 times in 120 appearances for Benfica, averaging a goal or assist every 75 minutes in last season's Primeira Liga-winning campaign.

The 6ft 1in forward is in Mexico's squad for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation and has netted 13 goals in 63 games for his country.

He came through the youth ranks there and led the club to the 2013 Clausura title as the top scorer, this coming off the back of helping Mexico win their first soccer gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.

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