Wolves journalist Joe Edwards has spoken about a big decision that Wolves face when it comes to Rafa Mir during the summer window.
The 23-year-old forward, valued at £5.4m on Transfermarkt, has been at Spanish side SD Huesca since January 2020 on an 18-month-loan, following what can only be described as a disappointing spell at Championship side Nottingham Forest in the first half of the 2019-20 season.
However, things have been a little better for him since he moved to Spain, scoring 20 goals in 47 appearances, including 11 in La Liga this season. And speaking on the E&S Wolves podcast, Edwards gave fans an update on what his future holds.
He said: “I understand no firm decision has been made over his future, so Wolves haven’t shut the door on him. They’re not saying we’re going to sell him and things like that. Huesca, I think at the time of the 18-month loan being agreed, which was the January before the one just gone, said that they had an option to buy included in the deal. I’m told that’s not the case.
“Wolves find themselves in a position of strength because they can either run the rule over him in pre-season, see what he’s about, see if he is ready now to adapt to English football – or sell him on at a healthy profit, it seems; they only bought him for £1.7 million. Approaching double figures in La Liga, you’ve got to imagine that he’d attract a decent fee, so it’d be interesting to see what happens with him.”
Does Rafa Mir have a future with Wolves?
TIF Thoughts on Joe Edwards’ comments about Rafa Mir’s future…
Edwards’ comments about giving him a pre-season seem fair, because they should give him an opportunity to prove himself to the club once again in person after such a long spell away.
And ideally, you want to give him a chance to see if he can adapt himself to English football after that poor spell at Nottingham Forest, so perhaps play him in those first few games before the window closes at the end of August.
Although if they get an offer they can’t refuse, then you can’t really blame them for taking it and making a decent profit as Edwards hints at as well.