With the Valencia media reporting over the weekend that Rafa Mir is now so considered to be leaving the La Liga club that he’s been edged out of the subsidiary team, we pointed out Tottenham have been the English club most linked to the Spanish youngster. 

Ahead of the summer transfer window, there were serious claims in Spain that Tottenham were set to swoop in and sign the Valencia youngster. The plan was to loan Mir out and then see at a later date if the forward is worthy of a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s selection.

That didn’t happen and Mir continued to develop with Valencia. For Tottenham it wasn’t such a bad scenario, with Mir scoring goals and running his contract down, the big killer for interest would be someone else swooping in.

And that’s now happened.

Marca report that a move to Real Madrid is now ‘imminent’ for the player in the January transfer window. Madrid would be expected to pay a token fee and/or training fees for the 20 year old.

Tottenham are now forced to either forget their interest, rather than keep it parked, or present a more exciting proposal to Mir which could perhaps include a tempting loan and quicker path to the first team squad than at Madrid.

Either way, it sounds like Spurs need to be quick if they’re still keen on Rafa Mir.