Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Rafa Mir could be set for a move to Spain despite currently being on loan at Nottingham Forest.
The 22-year-old forward hasn’t featured for Forest in over a month, and now it is claimed by Spanish outlet AS (via Sport Witness) that his loan could be cut short so that he can move to SD Huesca in the Segunda Divison.
This is not the first time Mir has been linked to the second tier of Spanish football. It was reported by el Periodico in December that Real Zaragoza were interested in the forward, and more recently Marca has reported that Mallorca – in La Liga – were also interested.
However, despite all of this interest from Spain, he simply cannot move unless his move with Forest is terminated. But given that he has just 210 minutes in the Championship from his first six months with Sabri Lamouchi’s side, it is hard to see why Wolves would want to keep him there, and also why Forest would want to be paying his wages.
According to Marca’s reports, Mir’s wages are a big problem for the Spanish teams that are interested in him, which could make a deal difficult to get over the line.
Would you sell Cutrone in January?
If we can source a replacement
No - he has a lot of potential
Yes, cash in
The same report also states that top tier sides Eibar and Granada have an interest in the striker too, adding to the long list of admirers.
Despite this, they claim that Mallorca are the team who are in the ascendancy for his signature, stating that he has a ‘desire’ to play there once his unsuccessful loan spell at Forest comes to an end.
Considering Mir’s contract comes to an end in six months time, the Spain U21 international’s future doesn’t really make too much difference to the club. That said, if the rumours are true about Patrick Cutrone’s departure, then he would probably be the second choice centre forward if he was brought back. However, one would assume a replacement for Cutrone would be found if he is to leave, one which is probably more acclimatised to the level of the Premier League than Mir.