Wolves attacker Raul Jimenez sparks excitement when FPL Insider reveals he has transferred himself to his own fantasy team … but Mexican still allowed out of physical contact after breaking his skull in November
- Attacker Raul Jimenez has not been in action for Wolves since November last year
- The Mexican broke his skull after a sickening collision with David Luiz
- He is still recovering, but has now aroused excitement about a possible return
- FPL Insider tweeted that Jimenez was transferring himself back to his fantasy team
Raul Jimenez has sparked excitement among Wolves fans after transferring himself back into his own fantasy football team.
The move was revealed on Twitter on Saturday by FPL Insider – a Norwegian fantasy football expert who became disgraceful in February when he revealed that several Aston Villa stars had replaced Jack Grealish with their teams, with the English player subsequently missing out on a long spell of football. due to injury.
The social media post has excited Wolves fans ahead of Monday night’s Premier League meeting at home against West Ham.
Raul Jimenez is currently training at Wolves, but is still not allowed to have physical contact
Fantasy football expert FPL Insider revealed that Jimenez has transferred himself to his own team
Wolves have been without their star striker since November last year after breaking his skull in a 2-1 win at Arsenal following a sickening head clash with David Luiz.
However, the fantasy football movement seems premature, as sessions involving physical contact are still considered too risky for the 29-year-old Mexican striker.
Wolves hope Jimenez will be able to head the ball again soon, albeit in a limited, cautious way at first.
Jimenez recently made contact with the Mexico side ahead of Saturday’s friendly against Wales in Cardiff, though he protected himself from a setback by wearing a protective headband during team practice and skipped contact training with the rest of Gerardo Martino’s men.
It’s not yet clear exactly when Jimenez will return to competitive action as well Sportsmail recently reported that Wolves will stop him from playing for Mexico at this summer’s Olympics if he doesn’t return for them this season.
Jimenez hasn’t played since he suffered a skull fracture in a sickening incident in November
Mexico boss Martino said last week that he hoped Jimenez would be available for the Games, but his Wolves counterpart Nuno Espirito Santo insisted: “ Once it’s clear he can play for Wolves, anything can happen, but first he has to play for us. .
‘With all due respect to his national coach, it’s our decision. I understand he is positive and wants to count on Raul for the Olympics, but we have to be patient here. We have to make the right decisions, make no mistakes and respect the doctors. ‘
Meanwhile, the FPL Insider Twitter account keeps track of the online fantasy football profiles of Premier League players and staff and tweets it when they enter or leave one of their real-life colleagues.
And the account caused a stir in February when it revealed that Grealish questioned an injury prior to the clash with Leicester by revealing that several Villa stars had pulled him out of their fantasy teams.
Two days later, Grealish missed Villa’s 2-1 defeat to Leicester through injury, with Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers admitting afterwards that he had heard rumors about the midfielder’s condition.
The FPL Insider account caused a stir when it revealed Jack Grealish’s injury in February
At the time, Villa boss Dean Smith vowed to rebuke the source of the leak and it is believed his players and staff were not allowed to play fantasy football due to secrecy concerns.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola meanwhile described the problem as ‘unprofessional and unethical’ amid the uproar.
After the uproar, it was revealed by Sportsmail in March that employees of top teams contacted the owner of the account – a Norwegian Aston Villa fan named Henning – to request that he no longer divulge their names and job titles when tweeting their fantasy transfers, as they feared disciplinary action. action from their clubs.
Henning later revealed that he would no longer publish this information to the backroom staff, but any changes made by players would still be tweeted, leaving clubs vulnerable to more team news on social media.