Atletico Madrid are reportedly still keen to land Rafa Mir from Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer.

The Spanish league champions are said to have only a few tasks this transfer window.

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And one is providing some backup for Luis Suarez, with Diego Costa having departed the club last December.

AS claim Atleti are on the tail of Mir, who bagged 16 goals for SD Huesca last season.

He couldn’t quite keep the team up, but his performances were regularly praised by Spanish media.

Mir has been heavily linked with an exit from Wolves since the end of 2020/21.

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A number of teams from Spain are said to be keen.

Diario del Alto Aragon reported back in April that Diego Simeone’s team were eyeing the 24-year-old.

Now, in mid-July, the interest is pushed again. AS say Mir is seen as an ‘interesting’ player to practice another style of football.

 

Wolves will potentially hope Mir can make them some good money. Scott Sellars recently suggested that is something that could happen.

That said, the player is now into the final year of his contract which will bring his value down slightly.

Wolves need to insert sell-on/buy-back clause

It looks like Mir could be set to depart this summer.

There has been a lot of speculation about him, and obviously there has been talk about Wolves needing to sell to buy.

Mir may ultimately be a sacrificial lamb.

It’s important for the club to make sure that they insert either a sell-on clause or a buy-back if he is going to depart.

Levante UD v SD Huesca - La Liga Santander
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Mir has shown he can do it in La Liga and there’s every chance he could develop into a great player.

Wolves have surely got to include a sell-on clause to ensure a future windfall, or a buy-back.

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