Following speculation that has lasted the best part of 2021, Rafa Mir is finally leaving Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The striker is bound for Sevilla, where he’ll be looking to continue the brilliant form he showed on loan at Huesca last season.

He’s all set to become the club’s second permanent departure of the summer, after Rui Patricio joined AS Roma.

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Rafa Mir (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

It has been reported he will sign a five-year contract with the Champions League club.

Mir’s move to the Andalusian club comes despite heavy interest from Atletico Madrid in recent weeks.

Fabrizio Romano has tweeted today that he had been a target for Atleti, but they ultimately decided to pursue Matheus Cunha and Dusan Vlahovic.

Mir, who has posted a farewell message to Wolves supporters on Instagram, leaves the club after joining back in 2018.

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Rafa Mir (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

In the end, he only made four first-team appearances for the club, and never turned out in the Premier League.

Ultimately, Wolves needed to sell as the player only had a year left on his contract.

Bruno Lage recently said he needed to gauge whether Mir was ready to give Wolves another go. Clearly, the answer was no.

It is being reported that Wolves have struck a deal with Sevilla that will see them secure around £13.7 million (The Athletic).

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

On social media, fans have been reacting to that figure.

 

The general consensus seems to be that £13.7 million is decent business for a player whose contract was running down and did not want to stay.

Wolves are turning a tidy profit on Mir, who joined for just £1.5 million (Express & Star).

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