Wolves journalist Joe Edwards has been discussing the future of Rafa Mir following recent reports that he could be on his way out of the club.
The Spaniard has been something of a flop whilst in English football, failing to score a single goal in 17 appearances across his spells at Wolves and Nottingham Forest, but seems to have picked up his career somewhat since heading out on loan to SD Huesca, scoring 24 goals in 51 appearances on loan since January 2020.
His form appears not to have gone unnoticed, with recent reports from Spain claiming that there are six Spanish sides interested in his services. That’s why, speaking on the E&S Wolves Podcast, Edwards felt that it is looking more and more likely that the club will look to move him on in the summer and that they won’t turn their noses up if a decent offer comes in for him:
“I do kind of feel that they might be leaning towards cashing in.
“You’re looking at Mir as somebody who’s not been in the first-team picture at Molineux, well, pretty much ever since he’s been a Wolves player, he was only about for about four games and then he was off again.
“If they get offered about £15-20m for Mir in the summer, I think they’d be hard-pressed to turn that down, to be honest.”
Should Rafa Mir be sold?
TIF Thoughts on Joe Edwards’ comments regarding Rafa Mir’s future at the club
If they do get an offer for anywhere near what Edwards is suggesting they can get, then it’s probably in their best interest to take it, because the pecking order is somewhat against him. Once he returns from injury, Raul Jimenez will likely take the first-choice role, and after the money they’ve invested in Fabio Silva, he isn’t going anywhere soon.
So he’s likely to be third-choice, and when you think about it, getting that sort of money for a third-choice player is a pretty decent amount to have in the bank to invest elsewhere. If, however, Jimenez’s injury does prevent him from being the force he has been for the club, then they might have to reconsider, but for the time being it looks like his future could be elsewhere.