The signing of the Murcian striker by the rojiblanco team is almost done; Wolverhampton sells it before it leaves for free in 2022
Murcia striker Rafa Mir, 24, has a verbal agreement with Atlético de Madrid, a club that will pay 15 million euros for his transfer to English Wolverhampton. The British, aware that the footballer ends his contract on June 30, 2022 and that Javalí Nuevo’s would leave for free within a year, have accepted the proposal of the mattress club, one of those that has bid with more force for Rara Mir .
The forward, who was a target of Valencia CF a few months ago before he finished exploding in these Games, had another powerful offer on the table: that of Sevilla. However, he has finally opted for the rojiblanca proposal saying ‘no’ to Monchi and other projects of Champions teams that had fought for his services. Betis and Granada have long since withdrawn from the bidding, aware that they had no chance of gaining the services of the player born in Cartagena and raised in Javalí Nuevo.
Rafa Mir comes from being one of the sensations of the past season with SD Huesca, where he scored a total of 16 goals, 13 in the League and 3 in the Copa del Rey. In Tokyo he scored three goals that came in the form of a triplet in the quarter-finals against the Ivory Coast, saving the Olympic team from safe elimination.
The daily Marca announced this Saturday that the agreement could be closed “shortly.” Only the signature would be missing, so that Rafa Mir would be under Diego Pablo Simeone’s orders next week, after a few days off for his participation in the Tokyo Games.
In this way, the Wanda Metropolitano team will already have a companion or replacement for Luis Suárez, something that Simeone had been demanding in recent weeks. It should be noted, in turn, that Joao Félix will not be in the initial leg of the competition due to his ankle injury. Rafa Mir, who was ruled out by Barça in the last January market, takes a giant step forward in his career. Before exploding in Huesca, he had passed through UD Las Palmas and Nottingham Forest, in both cases on loan from a Wolverhampton where they never gave him the opportunity to shine.
Meanwhile, Atlético lost yesterday in the field of the Dutch Feyenoord (2-1). Master and lord of the ball, the Eredivisie team made Llorente and Koke transparent, in an express shooting attempt, and also De Paul, who repeated second start. All offered very little at Atleti, except Lemar, who did pick up Sineone’s glove with the best chance of the first half, and Giménez, improvised nine in the final stretch of the friendly with four shots, one of them off the crossbar.
Correa tied the game, putting a parenthesis in the monologue of the Rotterdam team. But it was also evidenced, in the last action in which the colchoneros allowed the final 2-1 after losing a final improper ball from the champion, that Atleti has not yet been shot. Carrasco was expelled and a tremendous mess was formed, including the participation of Simeone himself.