Rafa Mir has been strongly linked with an exit from Wolves to join Atletico Madrid in recent days.

But the Athletic report that the latest is that talks over the striker’s exit are currently deadlocked.

It’s not quite clear what the problem is, but it does mean that the prospect that he plays for Wolves next season cannot yet be completely ruled out.

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The deal could potentially net Wolves £21 million, which would be excellent business for a player with one year remaining on his contract.

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Mir’s stock is high because of an impressive season on loan in Spain with Huesca.

He then followed that up with a decent Olympics, the highlight of which was his hat-trick against the Ivory Coast.

 

With Patrick Cutrone leaving to join Empoli on loan, perhaps some fans would want Mir in as third-choice striker.

But if he isn’t going to sign a new contract, this is by far the best chance Wolves are going to get to cash in on him.

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It seems there is a willingness on all sides to get the deal done, so hopefully the deadlock won’t last long.

The money for selling Mir appears to be very important for Wolves in terms of getting new faces in before the end of the window.

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