Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Rafa Mir has opened up about his difficult start to life in the Midlands.
In an interview with Marca, as quoted by the Birmingham Mail, Mir spoke about the problems he had moving mid-season and his lack of playing time.
The 21-year-old moved to Molineux from Valencia in January for £2m after impressing with the club’s reserve team, with Wolves reportedly fending off interest from Real Madrid to land the player
The Spaniard featured just four times under Nuno Espirito Santo in the second half of last campaign, with two of those coming in the FA Cup.
Mir spent most of his time playing and training with the U23s before securing a loan switch back to Spain and Las Palmas in the summer.
The youngster has scored nine times for his club and the Spain U21 setup this term and will remain there for the rest of the season after Wolves decided against inserting a clause to bring him back in January.
On his short time in England, Mir said:
It was a very hard time for me and my family, what hurt the most was not having the minutes I wanted. If I had had the time I would have adapted better, it was a period of adaptation and it is not easy to enter mid-year. In the end, it was the decision that was made and I am happy on the one hand.”
When a big club looks at you, every player thinks of moving to that side. It is true that depends on others because there are advisors or sports directors. It could not be and I am left with the positive that I got from England, we have to keep working and why not go (to Real Madrid) some day?
Mir is under contract with Wolves until 2022, and it remains to be seen whether he has a future with the club.