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Atletico Madrid's reported interest in Wolves star Rafa Mir says it all

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Rafa Mir is seemingly a player in high demand.

The star has scored 15 goals now this season, and is giving loan club SD Huesca a great chance of staying in La Liga.

He’s come on leaps and bounds since joining them in January after a disappointing spell at Championship side Nottingham Forest.

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In recent weeks, there has been a lot of talk about his future.

Inter Milan and Sevilla have previously been linked, and now, Diario del Alto Aragon have claimed Valencia, Celtia Vigo, Espanyol and Atletico Madrid are all keen on the 23-year-old.

Atletico being named in the report is particularly interesting.

Diego Simeone’s side are currently top of the Spanish top-flight and are battling for the title with Real Madrid and Barcelona both hot on their heels.

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One thing that is quite well known about Atletico is their success with strikers down the years.

They’ve made successes of Sergio Aguero, Fernando Torres, Diego Forlan, David Villa, Radamel Falcao, Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa and most recently, Luis Suarez.

Raul Jimenez also played for Atletico, although he wasn’t quite as successful as those others.

Atleti interest says a lot

The idea of Atletico being keen on Mir should definitely be read into.

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Rarely do the Spanish giants get it wrong when it comes to signing strikers – clearly they know a qualiy forward when they see one.

Mir – who cost Wolves a reported £2 million (Mirror) – is at a considerably higher level now than when he first joined Huesca, and maybe that should dictate Wolves’ decision over the player this summer.

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