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Raul: I chose Wolves over bumper Chinese offer

Raul Jimenez has revealed he rejected a lucrative offer from China to sign with Wolves.

The Mexico international joined Wolves from Benfica on loan in 2018, with the deal made permanent last summer.

Speaking to Marca, Jimenez opened up on why he decided to reject the Chinese Super League.

"I think it was €8m (£6.9m) a year or something. You think about it, but both at that time and now my dream has been to succeed here in high competition football.

"The decision I made to stay at Benfica, the decision I made to come to the Wolves, despite being a newly promoted team, that all people would think we would be fighting against relegation, we had a very good campaign and we got into the Europa League.

"I see a lot of people talking and saying that 'he's [ready] for a top-six team'. Right now we are in fifth place and we are not behind anything of those teams. I mean, apart from Liverpool who are way above this season, I think we are fighting as equals with everyone else."

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