The Wolverhampton Wanderers forward is failing to pull up trees at the City Ground for Sabri Lamouchi’s side.
Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee Rafa Mir is currently on loan at Nottingham Forest from Molineux but so far he is failing to pull up trees at the City Ground and his performance on his first Championship start for the Reds was widely panned by many fans.
The 22-year-old forward joined Wolves from Valencia in January 2018 but featured just four times for the Premier League club, although things went a little better at international level as he helped Spain win the European Under-21 Championship in the summer.
Now at Forest, Mir has flattered to deceive so far, with just two assists to his name in all competitions this season, and in Saturday’s Championship trip to Wigan, he spurned several great opportunities – an effort into the side netting, a header from a Joe Lolley ball when he could have just glanced it across goal, and a miss from John Bostock’s good delivery.
Needless to say, the Spaniard’s efforts on the day did not yield a very positive reaction from the Forest faithful to say the least as their 10-game unbeaten run came to an end:
Rafa Mir has given me hope that, at 27 years old and 18 stone, my hopes of being a professional footballer, still aren’t beyond reach. #NFFC— Lewis James (@Lewis_ehtylb) October 20, 2019
I can’t get over how bad Rafa Mir is— Kyle (@Kyle_Holland96) October 20, 2019
Shocking pal we’ve been set up to fail Rafa mir how is he a professional footballer— Alex Capone (@alex_havill) October 20, 2019
Cant win them all— Tuppa (@Tuppa44) October 20, 2019
Learning curve for Lamouchi if anything
Tiago gets better every game
Rafa Mir was defo the last kid picked for the kickabouts at school#nffc
Anyone know why we signed rafa Mir???— Callum (@_callumholmes_) October 20, 2019
I never wanna see Rafa Mir in a forest shirt again, worse than Nicklas Bendtner— Alex (@AO1865) October 20, 2019
If Rafa Mir is a professional footballer im getting my boots back out— Gary Dowson (@dowson754) October 20, 2019
Rafa mir was awful absolutely awful. We have to sign a GOOD striker in January as we cant rely on the usual forest players to get us goals.— matt (@putya83) October 20, 2019
Rafa Mir is terrible bring back walker— Craig Pidgeon (@P1dge0n7) October 20, 2019
According to the Birmingham Mail, Mir’s latest loan move away from Wolves includes an option in Forest’s favour to make the deal permanent at the end of it, but unless he can put his latest performance behind him and improve quickly, there may not be much of a future for him at the City Ground – or indeed at Molineux.