Date: 13th April 2021 at 2:20pm
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legend Steve Bull believes that currently out on loan Rafa Mir has no future at the Midlands club.

Mir was signed back in January 2018 when Santo’s side were moving steadfastly towards promotion to the Premier League.

After coming off the bench in the first two games following the Spaniard’s arrival, the former Valencia man was left out in the cold for the remainder of the campaign.

Just two more first-team appearances at Molineux have followed as the 10 times capped Spain Under 21 international heads far and wide on various loan spells.

As the 23-year-old currently enjoying a second stint with La Liga side SD Huesca, approaches the last 12 months of his Wolves contract, Bull has told Football FanCast that he can’t see a future for the striker at the club:

“I think he’s gone now, I think he’s flown the nest and we could talk all day about transfers coming in and out, but he’s not going to fit into Nuno’s plans.”

Wolves have had issues in the striker department this season following the potentially season-ending blow suffered by Raul Jimenez against Arsenal.

Since then, Espirito Santo dipped into the transfer market in order to sign Willian Jose on loan – who has failed to score in his opening 11 matches for the club.

Meanwhile, highly regarded teenage signing has struggled to have the desired impact following his big-money £35.6m move from FC Porto (BBC).

All this means the summer could present an opportunity for Mir to return as scheduled and perhaps force the Wolves boss over pre-season to include him in his plans.

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However, that does not appear to be an option in Bull’s mind, and given he was not recalled recently following Jimenez’s injury – unlike fellow striker Patrick Cutrone – while the club sourced another La Liga striker in Willian Jose, perhaps that is a sign that the manager has made his mind up on Mir.