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Wolves: £8.5m Rafa Mir windfall expected

Wolves: £8.5m Rafa Mir windfall expected -Wolves News

Wolverhampton Wanderers may make around €10m (£8.5m) rather than the initially-reported €15m (£12.8m) from the impending sale of Rafa Mir. 

That’s according to the print edition of Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo (via Sport Witness).

The lowdown

The 24-year-old is poised to leave Molineux to join reigning La Liga champions Atletico Madrid. He had entered the final year of his contract with the Midlands outfit, so he would be able to leave on a free transfer next summer.

Mir was wanted by Atletico off the back of a 13-goal season on loan at relegated SD Huesca in 2020/21.

Wolves have only made one sale so far this summer, offloading goalkeeper Rui Patricio to Roma for a fee of £10.35m. They’ve also sent five players out on loan.

The latest

Marca had claimed that the deal would cost Atletico €15m (£12.8m), but Mundo Deportivo reported that it will be ‘close’ to €10m (£8.5m), albeit with potential bonuses.

Negotiations between the two clubs are ‘well advanced’, and personal terms have been long been agreed. As a result, he’s ‘about to sign’ for Los Rojiblancos.

Mir will reportedly join up with his new team-mates this week even though he represented silver medallists Spain at the Olympic Games. (Mundo Deportivo, via Sport Witness)

The verdict

It’s a shame that Wolves couldn’t extract more money up front for a player who’s still just 24 years old and who underlined his talent by banging in the goals for a relegated side. The sale seems mostly to be a consequence of his contract situation.

On the other hand, it does at least represent a healthy profit on the £1.8m they paid to Valencia back in 2018, while Mir had only played for Wolves four times, so most fans will probably be content with the money they’ve banked from his transfers.

In other news, many Wolves fans slammed this defender’s display at the weekend.

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