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Wolves: Rafa Mir offered to Barcelona

Wolves: Rafa Mir offered to Barcelona -Wolves Transfer Rumours

Jorge Mendes has offered Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Rafa Mir to Spanish giants FC Barcelona, according to Sport

The lowdown

Mir has only ever made four appearances for Wolves’ first team and spent last season on loan at La Liga side SD Huesca.

He scored 16 goals in all competitions last season, a return that’s seen his transfer value climb to €12million (£10.2million).

Mir earned a call-up to the Spain squad for the Tokyo Olympics and netted a hat-trick in their 5-2 quarterfinal victory over Ivory Coast.

Celta Vigo president Carlos Mourino has described him as a ‘magnificent player’ and predicted that he will attract interest from ‘many teams’.

The latest

Mir is said to be keen on a return to La Liga, with Wolves ‘ready to do business’ as well.

Barcelona ‘knocked back’ Mendes’ first approach on behalf of his client, but his form since has ‘brought him back to the table’.

Indeed, Mir could potentially fill the gap left by Martin Braithwaite, who’s expected to leave imminently.

Intriguingly, the report also adds that Wolves would consider doing a swap deal with Barcelona, but it ‘remains to be seen’ who from the Catalan outfit would be included.

The verdict

Mir is into the final year of his contract, so if he sees his future elsewhere, it makes sense for Wolves to cash in now.

On the potential swap deal, what’s intriguing is that Wolves have already been linked with Braithwaite. Barcelona apparently want around £12.9million, which seems close enough to Mir’s valuation for a deal to be done.

Braithwaite could be a short-term partner for Raul Jimenez before making way for Fabio Silva when the teenager has developed.

In other news, fans fumed over this pre-season moment.  


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