Fulham sign striker Raul Jimenez from Wolves

Fulham have announced the signing of Raul Jimenez from Wolves for a fee understood to be £5.5m.

The striker has agreed a contract until the summer of 2025, with a club option to extend by a further 12 months.

Jimenez will be unveiled at Fulham’s Summer Series match against Aston Villa on Wednesday evening.

“It’s really important for me to arrive here,” Jimenez told the club’s official website. “I will try to do my best for the team, one of the most iconic teams in the Premier League.

“I’m happy to be here and to play in this stadium, it’s a really good stadium, I like it here. I’m going to give my best to keep scoring goals in the Premier League.”

Jimenez had a year left on his Wolves contract and spent five seasons at the club, first joining on loan in 2018 from Benfica before signing permanently the following year.

The Mexico international scored 44 goals in his first two seasons with the club before suffering a fractured skull away at Arsenal in November 2020.

He has scored just 15 goals since then and leaves the club with a total of 57 in 166 appearances.

Interest from Al Hilal in striker Aleksandr Mitrovic has sparked a fall-out between Fulham and their top goalscorer from last season, who reluctantly boarded their flight to the USA for pre-season.

Mitrovic has told relatives he will not play for Fulham again after the decision-makers slapped a £52m price tag on him.

Mitrovic, who was considering staying away from the club tour of America, was convinced by agent Pini Zahavi and PFA representatives to join the squad as they departed for the United States on Thursday.

However, it is understood Mitrovic is angry at being priced out of a move having been the subject of two failed bids from Al Hilal.

Mitrovic’s agent has urged Tony Khan to lower his value to somewhere between £35m and £45m.

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