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Wolves: Zaragoza refusing to give up on Rafa Mir

Wolves: Zaragoza refusing to give up on Rafa Mir

Spanish second division side Zaragoza are reportedly determined to agree a deal for Wolves’ Rafa Mir despite their mission thus far proving entirely unsuccessful. 

According to El Periódico de Aragón, Zaragoza are refusing to give up on a potential deal for the 22-year-old. It comes after they had previously reported a deal was proving troublesome.

They report Wolves are keen to get the deal finalised sooner rather than later, but are somewhat put off by Zaragoza’s second division status.

However, they state the player himself is keen on a move after assurances of a key role at the focal point of the attack.

The stumbling block appears to be the wages, which appear too substantial at this moment in time. El Periódico de Aragón report Mir to be on £20,000-a-week, a fee that would likely have to be partially subsidised by Wolves.

Regardless of the current issues at hand, Zaragoza are reportedly unwilling to yield just yet.

Rafa Mir certainly won’t be a departure that will lower the morales of many Wolves fans out there. In fact, he hasn’t yet made a single Premier League appearance for the club (per Premierleague.com). However, he appears to be an exciting prospect for the future, meaning a loan-move could be entirely beneficial.

Mir spent last season on-loan, again in Spain’s second division with Las Palmas. The Spaniard scored seven goals and provided a single assist in 30 league games (per Transfermarkt). Not the highest of returns but certainly not woeful. Perhaps the redeeming feature of his resume is his international career to date, which has seen him score five in ten U21 appearances. He was also part of the Spain squad that recently won the U21 European Championships, coming off the bench twice.

With the likes of Dani Ceballos and Pablo Fornals still playing their football at U21 level, this is certainly impressive for the recently turned 22-year-old.

It’s understandable why Wolves are reportedly apprehensive of their starlet spending another season in a lower quality division, but he will struggle to compete with the likes of Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez for a place in the starting eleven. It therefore makes sense for a loan-deal to be completed as soon as possible.

Wolves fans, do you think Mir could have a future at the club? Should Wolves hold out for a better offer? Let us know! 

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