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.
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.
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).
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).
— The Wolves 77 Club 🎙 (@77ClubPodcast) August 19, 2021
Good business, need to sign players though
— Matt Vinny (@mattywolves21) August 19, 2021
Great piece of business. Made a profit which frees up sums to buy someone else. English football didn’t suit him. Teams happy, players happy. No hard feelings.
Job well done in the end cus it could have gone horribly wrong.
— Jas Grewal (@JasGrewal242) August 19, 2021
I agree our business over the last couple of years has been questionable but I feel this particular bit of business is good.
Look at Chelsea & Man City who constantly bring in youth for cheap then sell on for more. It’s good profit that will now be spent on the team (hopefully)
— 🐺 WeAreWolves 🐺 (@WeAreWolves_com) August 19, 2021
Unhappy and 1 year left on his contract, great business, but we need to do some great business with incomings too https://t.co/psQ1MwKhLv
— sam (@sammillward_) August 19, 2021
👍 Good money.
Now let’s put it towards 2 or 3 quality signings!#wwfc
— Hibbitt’s Left Boot 🐺 (@MolineuxStreet) August 19, 2021
All things considered, not a bad deal at all. £1.5m spent, 1 senior appearance and a sale for £13.7m!
You just know he’ll be sensational though with Sevilla, but hey-ho. Get Semedo in now, a midfielder and Guedes. Job done. https://t.co/UGs32OccnR
— Tony Wilde 🇮🇪🐺 (@TonyWilde99) August 19, 2021