'I'm really happy': Nuno talks up how well Wolves 23-year-old is doing on loan
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'I'm really happy': Nuno talks up how well Wolves 23-year-old is doing on loan

Rafa Mir has enjoyed a successful season out on loan with Huesca in La Liga.

The 23-year-old has bagged 16 goals across all competitions to give his loan club a fighting chance of survival.

Nuno Espirito Santo has spoken to the club’s official website about Mir’s form and future.

He said nothing has been decided yet but he is thrilled with how Mir has done out on loan.

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“He’s been good. He’s done well because he has talent and because he’s been in his own country. That makes a big difference. I don’t know if that’s the only difference, but I think that it’s a big difference.

“That’s why I insist that we have to be patient when players change countries, come to a new culture and have to adapt to so many things, especially very young players.

“When Rafa joined us, there was a difficulty in adapting himself to a new country, a new language. He did ok, but it didn’t work out. Now he’s showing all his quality and talent.

“I’m really pleased that Rafa has shown what he can do because he was my player in Valencia and we already saw there was a goalscorer. I’m really happy for Rafa.”

“He’s still a Wolves player and he’s one of many things we have to work on.”

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Nuno also mentioned that he is looking to build a ‘bigger puzzle’, which indicates he wants to bolster the size of his squad.

This season has seen Wolves’ ranks become stretched and they have really struggled for goals without Raul Jimenez in the side.

As Nuno eluded to, it’s a different kettle of fish doing the business in his native Spain – he feels more comfortable and settled.

But it appears Mir could be part of Nuno’s thinking next term and it would make sense to at least take a closer look in pre season at a player who has scored as many as he has while Wolves have struggled to find the net.