Forgotten Wolves man with Prem suitors has Spanish clubs scrambling

Date published: Tuesday 13th April 2021 2:42 - Neil Foster

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A host of Spanish clubs have reportedly joined Sevilla in the race to sign Wolves Rafa Mir in the summer transfer window.

Mir, 23, moved to Molineux from Valencia in January 2018. The former Spain Under-21 forward penned a four-and-a-half-year contract with the West Midlanders. However, he has made just four appearances for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, with many loan spells away. Mir was loaned to Spanish second-tier club Las Palmas in July 2018 and scored seven goals from 30 appearances.

He returned to Wolves the following summer but was still surplus to requirements. The decision we made to send him to Nottingham Forest but things did not work out at the City Ground.

His deal was terminated in January 2020 and replaced by an 18-month loan spell at Huesca. The Murcia-born ace has blossomed at El Alcoraz and helped Oscenses achieve promotion to La Liga.

He bagged nine goals for 18 league outings and has continued that form in Spain’s top division. The former Barcelona youth player has notched 12 league goals from 30 games and 15 in all competitions.

That has made a few big-name clubs sit up and take note. Sport Witness reported last week that Sevilla had expressed an interest.

And now it seems as though others have followed suit. Marca are suggesting that Getafe, Atletico Madrid and Valencia are now all monitoring the situation.

Interest in Mir from back home

It is not just Spanish clubs that have been linked with the youngster. He reportedly ‘has offers’ from unnamed Premier League outfits.

There is a clause in his loan deal for Huesca to make his stay permanent. But they would need to fork out €10m and that is deemed ‘quite high’ by the club.

The report adds that Mir’s ‘main objective’ is to leave the club. But it is not known if he has a future at Wolves under Nuno.

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There is still time for him to develop into a Premier League player. However he could be suited to playing in Spain after comments on his time with Forest.

He said last year: “The Championship has a very high level. Things have not gone as I wanted. In the end they are experiences that add up. I feel more identified with Spanish football; in England it is played differently.”

While an outside shot to make Euro 2020, Spain boss Luis Enrique is said to be considering him for La Roja.

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