What should Wolves do with Rafa Mir?
VALENCIA, SPAIN - APRIL 02: Rafael Mir of SD Huesca celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the La Liga Santander match between Levante UD and SD Huesca at Ciutat de Valencia Stadium on April 02, 2021 in Valencia, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

A brace at the weekend for Wolverhampton Wanderers loan striker Rafa Mir confirmed his tenth La Liga goal of the season for relegation candidates SD Huesca.

Mir joined the Wanderers from Valencia back in 2018, but he has only made four appearances for the club, two of which were in the Championship with the remaining two being in the FA Cup.

During his time at Wolves, he endured a successful loan spell at UD Las Palmas in the 2018/19 campaign, a club for which he netted seven times for in 30 games.

The 23-year old further spent time on loan to Championship outfit Nottingham Forest, but this was a less successful spell as in 13 games he only managed to claim two assists.

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However, with the current club that Mir is at it is clear that he has found his form as since joining Huesca back in January 2020, he has netted an impressive 22 goals in 48 appearances, with 13 of those goals coming this season.

Due to his impressive spell at the side who sit in the relegation zone of La Liga, according to the Express and Star, it is believed that Wolves have been monitoring the forwards progress closely and over the summer they will make a decision of whether to keep him or if to sell him on.

What Mir would bring to Wolves

During his time at Huesca, he plays as a target man and someone who likes to play on the last man.

He tends to make late darting runs into the box and if the delivery from wide positions is right, he is always going to cause a problem in the air for oppositions defences.

The former Valencia man further likes to drop back in deep to help out the midfield to win the ball back which in turn often helps to set off blistering counter-attacks.

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Therefore, if provided a chance by Nuno Espirito Santo in the Premier League, he would be someone that the likes of Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho would be able to play direct balls into due to the fact that he likes to drop in deep.

However, for Mir to be used to full effect there would have to be consistent good service from Pedro Neto and Adama Traore from wide positions and if this proved to not be the case, he would struggle to get involved heavily into games.

Should Wolves utilise Mir going forward?

With Wolves' main striker Raul Jimenez hopefully returning to the fold for next season, Mir could prove to be a good back up option for Santo alongside record signing Fabio Silva.

This is something that the Wanderers may be keen to do as it is well known that they do want to improve their depth and by maintaining Mir, they would certainly be doing this.

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Although, Wolves may be thinking of moving him on due to how in his time so far in England Mir has really failed to perform in both his spells at Wolves and at Nottingham Forest.

Saying this, he has not really been given the chance to prove his worth so it is likely that Fosun International will keep on the 23-year old for another year, see how he gets on challenging in the Premier League and then use this to decide whether extend his contract which expires next summer.

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