In January 2018, Wolverhampton Wanderers signed Spanish prospect at the time, Rafa Mir.
The Spaniard left La Liga Santander outfit Valencia to link up with former boss, Nuno Espirito Santo, who gave him his first-team debut against Swansea City in the FA Cup.
Mir’s time at Wolves was slow and uninspired.
After initially being shipped out on loan to Spanish second division side UD Las Palmas, he returned to England this time on loan to Championship rivals Nottingham Forest, where he struggled for minutes.
Forest and Mir agreed to end the loan spell early, which then saw the Spaniard immediately loaned out to SD Huesca for a season and a half.
His time in Huesca at this point was the most prominent of his career, as he found his goalscoring touch, netting 25 goals in 57 appearances for them across two campaigns.
It was his 13 goals in La Liga that proved most prominent.
Mir’s goalscoring efforts proved to be enough for Sevilla to come sniffing around, which saw the 6 foot 2 Spaniard depart the Old Gold, after making just four appearances in three years.
Sevilla forked out £13.7m to acquire his services, with Wolves most likely feeling as though they had the last laugh, after purchasing Mir from Valencia for just £1.5m.
Though this is a transfer that would soon come back to bite them, with Mir, who has been celebrated for his “very cheeky” play, proving himself as a steady top division striker, having bagged nine goals in 29 La Liga appearances for Sevilla this season.
Whilst his market value has only steadily increased, the 24-year-old has proven himself in a top division for what is now two seasons running.
Ironically, Wolves could do with a striker of Mir’s prominence, which will no doubt infuriate Old Gold fans for failing to give him a proper chance.
If he can better his goal tally next season, his current market value of £14.4m will surely soar which will make Wolves regret their decision even more.