Benfica: How the Portuguese side would look if they kept their best players, including Raul Jimenez, Angel Di Maria, and Jan Oblak


Benfica: How the Portuguese side would look if they kept their best players, including Raul Jimenez, Angel Di Maria, and Jan Oblak

Wolverhampton Wanderers announced the club-record signing of Raul Jimenez on Thursday, who had initially joined on a year-long deal from Benfica last summer.

He is Wolves’ top scorer with 15 goals, which has helped send the club to seventh in the Premier League, as well as firing them into Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Watford.

Raul Jimenez has joined Wolves permanently from Benfica

A Mexico international, Jimenez spent three years with Benfica, scoring 22 times in 101 games after joining from Atletico Madrid in 2015.

The Portuguese giants are renowned for their excellent academy which has produced players like Goncalo Guedes and Renato Sanches in recent years, while they have also had a number of top-class South American players such as Angel Di Maria and David Luiz pass through their club on the way to superstardom.

Over the years, Benfica have sold many of their players who have gone onto become world-class, achieving much success in other leagues and had they kept hold, they would have had a pretty formidable starting XI.

But what would it look like? Find out below.