Rafa Mir left Wolves in the summer of 2021, and the decision was not a universally popular one.

Wolves struggled in front of goal last term, with Raul Jimenez’s injury absence hitting hard.

Meanwhile, Mir was banging in the goals whilst on loan at SD Huesca.

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Mir finished the 2020/21 season with 16 goals across all competitions to his name, and there were plenty of Wolves fans looking forward to potentially seeing him turn out in old gold in 2021/22.

After all, Willian Jose had flopped during his loan spell.

Fabio Silva had also shown he is very raw.

But those fans hoping for Mir to get another chance at Molineux would be disappointing.

Just days after Mir had been pictured back at Compton Park in Wolves training gear, his sale to Sevilla was announced. That was despite Bruno Lage offering him the chance to stay and fight for his place.

The transfer reportedly banked the club around £13.7 million. That was decent compensation for a player who only had a year left to run on his contract.

Clearly Mir enjoyed his time in his homeland, and was keen to head back for a new adventure.

How Rafa Mir has fared since leaving Wolves for Sevilla

Some were curious as to how he’d get on playing for a Champions League club.

So far, Rafa Mir has made a decent start to life at Sevilla.

At the time of writing, Mir has made 23 appearances for the club and scored seven goals.

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Five of those have come in La Liga, with one coming in the Champions League and one coming in the Copa del Rey.

Mir’s best form came towards the end of September until the end of October, when he scored four goals in five games.

It took him a little time to get up to speed with his new club, but Mir has largely ben a regular pick for manager Julen Lopetegui since around the start of October – especially in the league.

Sevilla have been going well as a collective so far in 2021/22. They are currently second in the league table.

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The club did finish third in their Champions League group though. But they will drop into the Europa League, which they have famously had great success in over the past decade.

It is that competition that could well ultimately land Mir a second career trophy, after winning the Championship with Wolves.

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