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Wolves striker Raul Jimenez pays tribute to fans for banner support

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has thanked fans for their support as he recovers from a skull fracture.

The Mexican paid tribute to Wolves fans who raised £20,000 in his honour at Molineux - with £16,200 of that going to a CHARITY of the striker's choosing.

Fans from across the globe pitched in to raise a staggering £20,000, with fan and award-winning signage designer David Purcell of DIS Graphic producing an incredible £3.8k banner.

Purcell refused to make a profit from the work and provided it at cost price.

The remainder of the cash raised, a huge £16,200, will be donated to charity.

And Purcell told The Sun: "As a lifelong Wolves fan it's always been ace to work with the club and when I found out the banner was a gesture to show support to Raul after his horrific injury, I just had to help out.

"It was a horrible injury. It's been a horrible year and it puts things into perspective when you see a poor guy on the floor like that.

"For fans of a small club in the Black Country we do our bit quite well.

"Wolves Twitter can get a bit negative sometimes but when the chips are down we all stand by each other, so I'm really proud of the fans."

Jimenez shared a video of the artwork and wrote: "Amazing!

"I am very grateful to all the people who have been supporting me during this process.

"To my fans, to my team-mates, to all who have sent their love, it means everything to me and my family. Thank you very much!"

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