In April 2017, Tottenham were credited with interest in Valencia youngster Rafa Mir. Regional Spanish newspaper Super Deporte took the interest very seriously, believing a move to Tottenham in the summer 2017 window was quite possible.

Mauricio Pochettino’s club would then loan the young attacker out, and hope he’d one day return to their first team or provide a good profit. It sounded more Chelsea than Tottenham and nothing came of it in the end, with Rafa Mir remaining with Valencia, but things could change very soon.

Super Deporte now report that Rafa Mir has been dropped from the club’s subsidiary team, despite being top scorer this season with 15 goals so far. The reasoning is that Rafa Mir’s contract ends in June, and Valencia want to give chances to other youngsters, aware the forward is likely leaving.

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Whilst the Valencia newspaper also point out it could be to pressure the player into renewing, it’s stated this is now unlikely.

Real Madrid are said to be very keen, and could look to sign the 20 year old in the winter window for a token fee. Clubs, including Tottenham, can commence talks with Rafa Mir from January onwards, ahead of a free transfer in the summer.

This is certainly one to keep an eye on, and a potential Tottenham signing which could help Pochettino in the medium to long term.