Jimenez: My future in Benfica’s hands

Raul Jimenez is refusing to close the door on a potential move to the Premier League, but admits Benfica have the final say on his future.

The Mexico international, who featured for his country at the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, has reportedly attracted the attention of Liverpool and West Ham.

Jimenez helped the Eagles win back-to-back league titles in his first two seasons at Estadio da Luz and is under contract with the Portuguese champions until 2020.

The 26-year-old forward had previously been linked with the Hammers before deciding on a switch to Portugal in 2015, and he appears to be keen on plying his trade in England.

"The Premier League is a great championship, but you have to wait," he told ESPN. "I don't close any doors and we'll see what happens.

"I'm still at Benfica. Now, I'm going to have a good vacation then go back to work with everything," added Jimenez, who was sent off in the 2-1 defeat to Portugal in the third/fourth play-off on Sunday.

"I saw the news came out but I don't know anything. I was concentrating on the national team. I have a date to return to Benfica, to join the pre-season games and I'm in the club's hands."

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