Rafa Mir could be returning to Wolverhampton Wanderers prematurely after a disappointing loan spell at Nottingham Forest. The 22-year-old was expected to spend the season at the City Ground, but his stay could be cut short after struggling for form under Sabri Lamouchi.
Mir has failed to score in 13 appearances for Forest and has racked up a paltry 75 minutes of Championship football in the last two months. The Spanish u21 international finds himself behind Lewis Grabban and Sammy Ameobi in the pecking order and has been an unused substitute four times in Forest’s last seven league games.
His loan move was due to end in July 2020, but Mir could return to his parent club sooner than anticipated. The out-of-form striker still has two-and-a-half years remaining on his deal at Wolves, but El Periodico de Aragon believe Real Zaragoza could provide Mir with an escape.
Zaragoza passed up the opportunity to sign Mir over the summer due to his £850k-a-year salary. They could return in January, however, as they’re not making progress with the more expensive John Guidetti (Deportivo Alavés).
Where should Rafa Mir's future lie?
Returning to Molineux
Staying at Nottingham Forest
Going to Zaragoza
It’s hard to see Wolves standing in his way, as Mir has made just four appearances since joining the club in January 2018. He’s spent the last two years out on loan – UD Las Palmas (July 23, 2018 – June 30, 2019), Forest (July 30, 2019 – present) – so it’s hard to see him having a future at Molineux.