Atlético Madrid have ‘liked’ Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Rafa Mir for a ‘long time’, according to Monday’s edition of AS.

Wolves allowed the 24-year-old to spend last season on loan at SD Huesca and even though they were relegated from the top flight, Mir managed 16 goals and an assist in the league.

The La Liga winners ‘don’t forget’ the player as they are in need of a new striker next season. Diego Simeone currently has Luis Suárez as the only recognised striker and wants to bring in another player to improve his side’s options.

Mir has been identified as a target and has ‘different characteristics’ from Suárez, which makes the Wolves player an ‘interesting’ option.

AS also points out the attacker’s goalscoring record for Huesca has also ‘aroused the interest of multiple teams’. 

Atlético could have an advantage in the transfer race since they share a ‘great relationship’ with the Premier League side after selling Diogo Jota, Raúl Jiménez and Jonny Otto to them over the years.

The Spanish champions haven’t made an offer yet for Mir, who has a year left on his contract with Wolves and will represent Spain at the Japan Olympics.