Jimenez makes La Liga admission, Neville offers a solution for the Premier League and more


The Mexico international has found his home at the Molineux, but still admits he couldn’t turn down an opportunity to join either of La Liga’s giants, should they come calling.

Raul Jimenez has been attracting a lot of attention in recent times. The Wolves frontman has been linked with a host of European clubs in the current season, but he would prefer a move to Spain if the opportunity arises.

He has so far racked up 69 Premier League appearances for Wolves, notching 26 goals as well as providing 13 assists for his teammates as his stock continues to rise even further during his stay in England.

In his interview with ESPNhe described that he would find it really hard to turn down a move to Spain, having previously spent time at Atletico Madrid during the 2014-15 season.

“I always try to stay calm and do my best, because transfer speculation is always going to be around. I love playing for this team but I always keep my options open. If it happens tomorrow that Barcelona or Real Madrid call me, would I really be able to say no?”

Jimenez says he would not be able to say no to the Spanish giants should they come calling
Raul Jimenez's goalscoring exploits at the Molineux have not gone unnoticed. Copyright: imago images / Sportimage

Top News 2: 'Premier League should go abroad to complete season' - Nevile offers a unique solution to England's top flight

Former United defender says Premier League should consider moving abroad to complete season
Gary Neville has come up with a proposal to finish PL season. Copyright: imago images / Sportimage

The former Red Devils’ marauding right-back went on to elaborate his suggestion, adding that England’s top-flight should stage the remaining games in countries that have have already managed to contain the coronavirus situation.

Gary Neville has offered a unique solution to the Premier League – adding that they should look to finish the season away from home. With football all over the world taking a break due to the pandemic crisis, the English FA has yet to announce their plans on finishing the season.

Discussing about the issue in Sky Sports’ The Football Show, Manchester United legend Gary Neville feels that the best outcome would be to move Premier League games to a number of regions that are both safe and close to England.

“As time passes, I’m not quite certain that we have what it takes to finish the season here. There is currently too much at stake and I believe we should seriously consider moving the remaining matchdays to regions that are proven to be safe and that are close to England.”

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Top News 3: Haaland 'grateful' for Neymar celebration mockery

The young Dortmund star thanks Neymar after mocking his celebration
Haaland has been in sensational form since joining Dortmund in January. Copyright: imago images / ActionPictures

The high-flying Dortmund star has explained that he found Neymar’s mimicking of his famous celebration gratifying, while also revealing which player is a great source of inspiration for him.

Erling Haaland has shed some light on his idols, saying that Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the players he admires the most. The striker became a worldwide sensation this season, wreaking havoc with Salzburg this season before joining Dortmund in January. He has proven an instant hit, with a tally of 12 goals in just 11 appearances so far.

Talking to ESPN, the Norwegian was pressed on a number of matters, his idol Cristiano Ronaldo among others: “When I look at Ronaldo, I can see the hunger in his eyes, his attitude on the pitch and the way he performs. This motivates me a lot and I strive to achieve that one day.”

During his short time in Dortmund, he has also faced Champions League heartbreak, with Borussia Dortmund crashing out of the last 16 stage against Ligue 1 champions PSG. After the qualification, Neymar and PSG teammates appeared to take aim at Haaland’s celebrations – mimicking him on social media, but Haaland didn’t appear too fazed about that.

“I am really grateful because they helped me put a spotlight on the practice of medication so I can only thank them for that.”

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