Tuesday’s revelation from Super Deporte that Rafa Mir is on his way to Wolves was a genuine shock. For months Mir has been edged towards a Real Madrid move, with not such much a mention of Wolves.

The 20 year old’s contract expires in June and Valencia had become annoyed that he wasn’t extending, so blocked a path to the first team. Relations broke down and for much of the Spanish media it was just a matter of time before the player signed for Madrid.

Marca have given their view on what happened. Like Super Deporte they say Wolves are paying €2m, but the Spanish newspaper add Real Madrid’s offer was €500k.

The Champions League winners weren’t prepared to go over that amount for the young attacker, and then Wolves came in and blew everything away.

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It’s not just money which has helped Wolves, according to Marca: ‘Wolverhampton is controlled by Jorge Mendes, who is close to (Carlos) Bucero, the player’s agent. At the English club, the tip will again coincide with Nuno, a coach who gave him his debut in the Champions League in 2016 with Valencia.’

The Mendes magic again works for Wolves.