Wolverhampton Wanderers’ striker Rafa Mir could be set for a shock move to Atletico Madrid this summer, according to Marca.
With Raul Jimenez banging in the goals at a remarkable rate, breaking countless records along the way, the Molineux faithful could be forgiven for forgetting all about another Spanish-speaking forward who moved to the Midlands in 2018.
It is difficult to imagine now, given Mir hasn’t donned Old Gold since a 2-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest 28 months ago, that he was one of Europe’s most coveted youngsters when Wolves won the race for his signature.
The Black Country giants even beat Real Madrid to the signing of a youngster who, at the time, boasted a remarkable goalscoring record with Valencia’s reserves.
But, two years on, Mir could finally be on his way to a Madrid-based giant – albeit the one wearing red and white.
Marca claims that Atletico’s sporting director Andrea Berta has been a big fan of the Spanish U21 international since his formative years at Valencia.
And, after a prolific run of form during a loan spell at second-tier outfit Huesca, Mir is back on the radar of the 2016 Champions League finalists. Marca adds that Atletico are far from the only club to express an interest..
The rangy forward hitting nine goals in 18 games since January.
Los Colchoneros finished third in La Liga despite a dreadful first half of the season, though goals were once again in short supply for Diego Simeone’s once-fearsome side.
Only Alvaro Morata hit double figures in 2019/20.