Wolves set to sign Benfica’s Raul Jimenez on loan

Wolves are closing in on the signing of Benfica forward Raul Jimenez, according to Sky sources.

The 27-year-old is set to join the newly-promoted Premier League club on a season-long loan.

Jimenez is a Mexico international and will be in action at the upcoming World Cup in Russia.

He has 63 caps and has scored 13 international goals, and he was also a member of the squad who won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London.

He began his career at Club America in his native country, before he was signed by Atletico Madrid in 2014.

However, he only scored once for Atletico and moved on to Benfica the following summer – for a total fee which is reportedly the highest to be paid by a Portuguese club.

He has made over 100 appearances for Benfica in all competitions.