Exclusive: Robinson blown away by 'Phenomenal' Wolves star - 'He's been touted around'
Paul Robinson admits he has been blown away by the number of assists Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has picked up this season.
The former Tottenham and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the Mexican has got everything you could possibly want from a centre-forward in his locker.
The 28-year-old took his number of assists to double digits on Thursday night, setting up Diogo Jota’s first goal of three in the 4-0 victory over Espanyol.
Robinson says that it is not the hitman’s 20 goals which have impressed him the most this season, instead heralding the way he has had an impact for others at Molineux.
Robinson told Football Insider: “Jimenez is a top striker, he’s been touted around other clubs, top European clubs as well but it’s all-round game that impresses me.
“His assist record, I was reading the other day he had nine assists (now 10), for a striker that’s quite a phenomenal record because you usually rely on the others to assist you.”
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Jimenez has played a total of 40 times already this season, 26 of those games in the Premier League, with 11 top-flight and three Europa League goals under his belt.
Since joining Wolves on an initial loan deal, he has 37 strikes to his name in 84 matches, with the midlands outfit making him their record signing back in April.