Wolves will only sign 'special' player

Raul Jimenez would welcome any competition should Wolves bring in a striker this month – as Nuno Espirito Santo said he'd only sign a 'special' player.

Six of Jimenez's seven goals have come at Molineux
Six of Jimenez's seven goals have come at Molineux

A move for Tammy Abraham is on hold for the time being although Wolves are still hopeful of signing the 21-year-old, who is currently at Villa on loan from Chelsea.

However Mexican striker Jimenez, who netted his seventh goal of the season in Monday's 2-1 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup, said: "If any player is coming to help the team it’s welcome.

“It’s good to have competition inside the team. You don’t give up, you have to feel comfortable but it’s good if there’s someone who can do the same as you.

“That’s what I want and need to do (score more), I have no pressure, maybe I have to do it more and maybe for the next matches I score more.”

Nuno Espirito Santo has yet to reference Abraham specifically in public but he did say that any striker, or player, who came in this month must be ‘really, really special’.

“When you bring someone, you have to be careful what you bring,” he said.

“It has to be something we don’t have already.

“If someone comes, they have to bring something really, really special, because we already have something good.”

When asked if competition up front would push Raul Jimenez to another level, the boss replied: “He has big competition inside already.

“We have five or six players who can play in that position. We are versatile enough. Different tasks can be made by other players in that position, like Adama Traore.”

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