Wolves sign Raul Jimenez on loan from Benfica

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

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.

Mexico have a massive population of over 130 million people, and it's a football-mad country with millions taking pride in their national stars going over to Europe and performing well.

Jimenez, 27, has scored 14 goals in 62 games for Mexico and is part of their World Cup squad in Russian Federation.

Meanwhile, striker Benik Afobe, 25, has moved to Championship side Stoke - just 11 days after joining Wolves. Jimenez captured the Primeira Liga title with Benfica in 2016 and 2017.

The forward joined Atletico Madrid from Club America in 2014 but, as at Benfica, struggled for regular starts in his sole season in Spain.

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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