Real Madrid? Rafa Mir swaps Valencia for Wolves

Spanish forward Rafa Mir has agreed a four-and-a-half year deal at Championship outfit Wolves, despite interest from Real Madrid.

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Rafa Mir has reunited with Nuno Espirito Santo after signing for Premier League hopeful Wolves from Valencia.

Mir had been linked with La Liga and Champions League title-holder Real Madrid but the Spanish forward has agreed a four-and-a-half year deal at the Championship outfit.

The 20-year-old scored 15 goals in 19 appearances for Valencia Mestalla in Segunda Division B this season as he joins Wolves, which is 12 points clear in its pursuit of top-flight football and already boasts Ruben Neves, Ivan Cavaleiro, Diogo Jota and Helder Costa in its ranks.

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"I'm really excited to play with this team and to try and help the players achieve all the goals that the club has," Mir said.

'It suits me'

"It's a club that has already played in the Premier League. It's one of the biggest clubs in England and I'm really looking forward to my time with Wolves. I think the type of football that is played in England is very good for me as a player. It suits me and I think, with training, I could bring some good things to the team."

Mir will also link up with Nuno, having worked with the former Valencia boss at the Mestalla before the 43-year-old departed in 2015. "Nuno played a big part of my decision to come here. Wolves is a big project and it's an exciting challenge to be a part of it," he added.

"It's great to be able to work with a coach that I already know and that was an important factor in signing for the club."

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