Mexico international forward urged to sign for Man Utd

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Mexico head-coach Gerard Martino has suggested that Raul Jimenez should show a preference towards making the switch to Man Utd instead of Juventus.

Having starred for Wolves over the past two campaigns, Jimenez has been strongly linked with a switch to hosts of top European teams.

While the Los Blancos are also believed to be admirers, Martino feels that his compatriot would be best suited to Manchester United, who he says lack a recognised central striker.

Speaking to ESPN, Martino said: “Looking at it from the outside today I cannot see a specialist number nine like Raul at United.

“There are many forwards like [Marcus] Rashford, [Anthony] Martial and the boy who now plays as right winger: [Mason] Greenwood but since Romelu Lukaku left I can’t see a pure number nine like Raul.

“At Juventus he will have more of a fight because [Cristiano] Ronaldo shares the inside of the pitch with whoever plays alongside him, with [Paulo] Dybala or with [Gonzalo] Higuain and maybe he has a tougher fight there.”

Jimenez still has three years remaining on his current deal at Molineux and it seems that he has now bee on his way to join one of the top European teams ahead of the next season.