Wolverhampton Wanderers allowed Rafa Mir to spend the 2020/21 season on loan at SD Huesca and he impressed during his temporary stay with the Spanish club, scoring 16 goals and managing one assist in all competitions.
Even though Huesca have an option to make the 23-year-old’s stay permanent, it has been repeatedly stated in the Spanish press that Mir could move elsewhere this summer.
His contract with the Premier League side expires in 2022 and Wolves are reportedly looking to cash in from his sale in the coming months.
Several La Liga sides have already been linked with a move for Mir, and one of them has come forward to confirm their interest in the frontman.
AS interviewed Celta Vigo president Carlos Mouriño and he admitted the Wolves player fits the profile of striker they are looking for in the market. However, concluding Mir’s deal won’t be easy due to multiple factors.
“Not all strikers are of use to the way we play. I think the conviction is more for what the player can give to this type of game than looking for a goal scorer, or someone who lowers the ball very well, or someone who plays very well from the back. We have to combine that he scores goals with what he contributes to the game,” Mouriño said.
“He [Mir] would fit in for Celta and many teams because he is a magnificent player. From the time a name is given until something can be done, it is a very difficult route.
“Besides, he belongs to an English team and it is not easy to negotiate with the English club. And on the other hand, he has done very well and surely has many teams behind him.”