Rafa Mir made his debut for Sevilla last night, after leaving Wolves permanently last week.

The Spaniard has moved on to pastures news after a three-year spell at Molineux.

Getafe Club de Futbol v Seville FC - LaLiga Santander
Rafa Mir (Photo by Rubén de la Fuente Pérez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Mir joined Wolves from Valencia back in 2018, but really hardly spent any time at the club.

He was loaned out to Las Palmas, Nottingham Forest and finally Huesca over the past few years.

Last season he scored 16 goals, which helped to increase his value.

There was some talk about whether Mir would come back to give Wolves another go and add to his four first-team appearances.

Bruno Lage would have welcomed him into his squad.

Getafe CF v Sevilla FC - La Liga Santander
Rafa Mir (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

But the player wanted a new challenge, and a deal thought to be worth £13.7 million was struck.

Mir had his first outing for his new club last night.

The 24-year-old started on the bench for Sevilla as they took on Getafe in a La Liga match.

 

He came on at the 67-minute mark, replacing Oscar Rodriguez.

He was lively, and quickly had a chance from a tight angle but couldn’t quite convert.

Mir then made a decisive contribution.

With the game looking set to end in a 0-0 draw, Mir was played in on goal by Youssef En-Nesyri. The star struck the foot of the post, with the ball rebounding into the path of former Tottenham Hotspur star Erik Lamela to score.

That saw Sevilla take all three points, and they sit top of the table after two games.

A great start for Mir

He may not have scored himself, but Mir did what was asked of him and made a crucial impact.

It is going to be interesting to see how he gets on with Sevilla.

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Rafa Mir (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Having starred for Huesca and also done well with Las Palmas, there’s a chance he could become a top player in Spain for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

He could be an uncomfortable watch for Wolves fans but at the end of the day, he did not want to stay.

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