TT Introduces: Rafa Mir

TT Introduces: Rafa Mir

Since Chinese conglomerate, Fosun International bought Wolves for £45 million in 2016, the amount of foreign talent that has joined the club, specifically Portuguese, has been unprecedented. 

In partnership with super agent, Jorge Mendes, Wolves have managed to lure some of the best talent to come to the Midlands namely Ruben Neves and Helder Costa.

One talent, that they’ve managed to lure is former Valencia man, Rafa Mir who is currently on loan with La Liga 2 side, Las Palmas.

Signed for £1.5 million from Valencia last year, Mir struggled to become a regular for the Wolves side and only made four appearances for the club. The young striker had attracted interest from Real Madrid during his time in Spain and is currently back in his native country playing for Las Palmas.

Mir was one of the best prospects to come out of the Valencia youth academy over the last few years and in his last season with the club’s B side, he scored 15 goals in 19 games. The season before that he scored eight in 29 and although he’s yet to blossom for Wolves, the potential is there.

Tall, quick, and good in the air, Mir has all the ingredients to be a starting striker in the Premier League. Not only does he have the pace to accelerate past defenders but he can also use his strength to hold off the opposition and is adept at either getting in behind or being that fox in the box striker that has is seemingly dying out.

Like all Spanish players, the 21-year-old is great with the ball at his feet and during his time at Valencia, he showed that he can also create a goal as well as scoring them. While he may not have had a great start to his career in Wolverhampton, the former Valencia man has already scored two goals in five games for Las Palmas.

Some fans may argue that the player has been a flop for the Premier League club but after not even establishing himself for the Valencia team, it has to be expected that Mir is going to need time to develop. The loan spell with Las Palmas is going to be key for his development and if he can develop while being back at Spain, Wolves could have a star striker on their hands.

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