Mexican international Raúl Jiménez has become Fulham’s first summer signing after completing his £5.5m move from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 32 year-old centre forward has signed an initial two-year contract at Craven Cottage, with Fulham holding an option to extend that deal by twelve months. Jimenez, who will be unveiled ahead of the Whites’ second pre-season friendly against Aston Villa in Florida, scored  57 goals in 166 games in four years at Molineux, said he was delighted to join ‘one of the most iconic teams in the Premier League’.

He told FFC TV:

“It’s really important for me to arrive here. I will try to do my best for the team. I’m happy to be here and to play in this stadium, it’s a really good stadium, I like it here. I’m going to give my best to keep scoring goals in the Premier League.”

Jiménez came through the Club America academy before winning the Clausura in 2013 and his 38 goals in 103 appearances secured a £10m to Atletico Madrid. He scored a solitary goal during his only season in Spain and opted to join Benfica ahead of West Ham.

He scored 31 goals in 121 appearances as Benfica won back-to-back Primeira Liga titles before moving to Molineux, initially on loan in the summer of 2018. Jimenez is the seventh highest scorer in Mexican history, with 30 goals from his century of senior caps, and has represented his country at three successive World Cup. He was a key part of the Mexican side that won the football gold medal at London 2012.