Rafa Mir’s potential has been obvious for many at Wolverhampton Wanderers after we added him to our youth ranks back in the January 2018 window for an undisclosed fee from Spanish side Valencia.
With one senior start to his name back in last season’s FA Cup clash against Swansea City, he has made three further substitute appearances for our senior side and the 21-year-old attacker was sent out to Las Palmas to boost his game time back in the summer after falling out of favour somewhat. It’s also fair to say that given his age it was a massive move for him and he admits himself he struggled to settle.
His spell with the Spanish side has seen him make 14 starting appearances with an additional four substitute showings in their league campaign, and across that time he’s contributed five goals as he continues his development.
Las Palmas are a second division side in their pyramid so that has to be factored in, but given many rate the lad so highly plenty want him to have a future with us, but a recent interview with outlet AS does imply his future is very much up in the air.
“These are things of my agent and of the future I have nothing to say. I dedicate myself to training to try to do my best on the field when I play. It was difficult for me because I arrived at Christmas with the assembled team, they were first in the table and it was difficult for me to enter but I understood it as a learning process, which I fulfilled and understood how everything works there. It’s direct football, very physical, very different from what we are used to in Spain and it is more fun for the spectator, although for the players not so much. The defences are very strong.”
Reports in Spain at the end of 2018 suggested Wolves were willing to cash in for around the £6million mark and with those circulating it’s probably understandable as to why he’s being guarded about his future, but equally although it does sound ominous, he was just dodging the question and there’s nothing wrong with his choice of words.
We’ll just have to see what happens.