In a recent report, La Razon has mentioned that Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Rafa Mir is on Sevilla’s radar this summer. It is understood that the Spanish outfit wants to move in to acquire the services of the Wolves striker, who is currently playing on loan at Huesca (via La Razon).
Mir’s Impressive Loan Spell In Spanish Football
The Murcia-born sensation is having a fruitful loan spell at the Estadio El Alcoraz after producing several productive displays as the focal point of José Rojo Martín’s attack. Mir has banged in 15 goals and grabbed one assist in 31 appearances for the Spanish club this term across all fronts.
The 23-year-old has been quite productive in front of the opposition goal but has struggled to contribute in other ways in the final third as he is averaging 3.0 shots, 0.3 key passes and 0.4 dribbles per game in La Liga. He has also been quite sloppy when linking up play with others around him, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 56.5% in the Spanish top-flight (stats via whoscored).
The way Mir has been playing this season, it is only logical for Wolves to consider keeping him at the club when he returns from his loan spell at the end of this campaign. However, if the reports of Sevilla’s interest are accurate, Nuno Espirito Santo will have a real battle in his hands to keep him at the club.
What Are The Spanish Marksman’s Best Attributes?
Mir has decent pace in his locker and can make some well-timed runs in behind the opponent’s backline. He is proving himself to be lethal finisher in the final third but needs to find a way to be more creative with his passing in the attacking third.
The Spanish sensation usually packs a lot of power with his shot attempts that makes him a threat from long range as well. However, he still has a lot to learn in terms of developing his overall game if he wants to be a success story in the Premier League someday.
Should Wolves Sanction Mir’s Permanent Exit?
Wolves have missed the services of Raul Jimenez who has missed a significant chunk of this campaign because of a face injury. Hence, they will need someone like Mir who can add more competition or even fill in during his absence in the coming seasons. This season, the Spaniard has proven his worth as a goal-scorer back in his homeland, so Nuno Santo Espirito should think about giving him a chance at the Molineux Stadium rather than selling him permanently during the summer transfer window.