Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Rafa Mir is the ‘main candidate’ for Atlético Madrid this summer if they can’t bring Antoine Griezmann this summer.
That’s according to MARCA, who say the Wolves man has ‘long dreamed’ of playing for Diego Simeone’s side.
The newspaper explains that Atlético are keen to bring Griezmann back to the club this summer, with Barcelona reportedly keen to get rid of him and his wages given their financial situation.
Simeone and co are waiting for his future to be resolved but are aware that it could take until the end of the transfer window for that to happen.
Griezmann, for his part, is open to a return, but it is all likely to rest on Lionel Messi after his bombshell announcement yesterday.
Atlético will play the long game, aware that Barcelona may be forced to do a deal at the end of the window with ‘the most urgency’.
They want to be prepared in case a deal can’t happen, though, and that is where the name of Rafa Mir appears.
He was in fine form while on loan at Huesca from Wolves last season and has also played well for Spain at the Olympic Games, where he was the hero of their quarter-final.
According to MARCA, he has ‘long dreamed’ of playing for Atlético, and that could well become a reality if Griezmann does not end up returning to the Wanda Metropolitano.
It all depends on the Frenchman, though, with his situation unlikely to be resolved until the end of the window, leaving Mir and Wolves waiting to see what happens.