While it’s never worked out at Wolverhampton Wanderers, things have been going well for Rafa Mir in Spain over the last year.
The striker was the star of the show while on loan with Huesca last season over the last year and a half, scoring 25 goals in 57 games and really proving a point with the Spanish side.
It’s form that he’s carried into the Olympics with him, currently sitting on three goals in four games for Spain and earning himself plenty of attention as a result.
He’s already been linked with a move to Atlético Madrid and Sevilla this summer, which would be quite the reward for a player who’s never been given a chance by Wolves.
Whether those moves happens remains to be seen, but with Olympic gold in sight, Mir has also been honoured in another way; with his own stadium.
Heraldo report that a football pitch in Javalí Nuevo, an area in Murcia, is set to be named after the Wolves striker as a result of his recent achievements.
The newspaper explains that Mir grew up in the area after arriving from Cartagena, where he was born in 1997.
Thus, they’re keen to honour him how they can and the decision to name a football pitch after him was recently confirmed by the president of the municipal council of the Murcian district, an area where Mir also sponsors a football campus.
The socialist María Jesús Barquero, the local mayoress, will take the initiative to the next meeting of the local council with Mir set to participate in the opening of the pitch at a later date.
That will depend on his schedule with Wolves, of course, but it’s hard to see them stopping him from that trip.
Indeed, he may even be back in Spain at that point, a country which seems to value him far more than those in charge at Molineux.