Wolverhampton Wanderers’ technical director Scott Sellars has said that Rafa Mir could end up making the club ‘a lot of money’.
The Spanish striker has just finished a wonderful loan spell with SD Huesca.
He was ultimately unable to help them escape relegation, but he personally starred, scoring 16 goals across all competitions.
He routinely came in for praise throughout 2020/21 from the Spanish media, and he has been tipped as a potential big-money sale by Wolves this summer.
Wolves have today released part one of their ‘Ask Wolves’ Q&A with senior club officials, and a fan sent in a question asking why so many players (20) went out on loan.
Sellars said (Wolves official): “Some players if they’re not required here, we need to get them out, and again can we give them the opportunity to play, because we talked about before we don’t want 28 players moping around because they’re not playing, so give them the opportunity to play.
“As we’ve seen, some of the loans have been really successful. If you look at Rafa Mir, Rafa’s had three or four loans while being at the club, his last loan at the moment has been fantastic for the player.
“And they’re still our players, we want the best for them, we’re not just washing our hands of them, we want them to develop.
“And ultimately, again, if we talk about being creative, Rafa may make a lot of money for the football club in the future.”
Mir exit-bound this summer?
One wonders if Sellars’ comments suggest that it’s Wolves’ intention to cash in on Mir this summer.
Realistically, the 23-year-old has never been worth more than he is at this moment in time.
And his current contract at Molineux expires in the summer of 2022, meaning now is really the best time to cash in – if of course he isn’t going to be given another chance in the first-team.
It’s been claimed Sevilla (La Razon) and a number of other Spanish sides are keen on Mir, meaning there could well be a bidding war in the offing.