Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed the signing of Spanish striker Rafa Mir from La Liga outfit Valencia for an undisclosed fee.
Mir had been linked with the likes of Real Madrid after an impressive start to the season, which has seen him score 15 times in 19 appearances for Valencia Mestalla in the Segunda División B.
The 20-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with the West Midlands side, who are currently 12 points clear at the top of the Championship table.
The Spaniard has played eight times for Valencia’s first team, which has included an appearance in both the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League during the 2015/16 campaign.
Wolves’ website reported that the deal is for an undisclosed fee, but according to Spanish news outlet Marca, Valencia “have accepted a 2 million euro [£1.78 million]” for Mir “after rejecting a 500,000 euro bid from Real Madrid.”
Earlier this evening, Mir took to Twitter to say his goodbyes.
Muchas gracias, siempre amunt! ⚪⚫ pic.twitter.com/Pzloe0UTps
— Rafa Mir (@RafaMir33) January 3, 2018
The translation of his goodbye message reads as per the following:
“I would like to thank Valencia C.F. its fans and the employees that form part of this great club for the opportunity they have given me to grow both personally and professionally. For six seasons I have lived with great professionals and shared unique moments in this wonderful city that is Valencia. I leave to face new challenges with the excitement that a new project brings where I continue learning and improving every day. I sincerely wish much success and achievement to Valencia CF.”
Wolves have been full of goals this season, scoring 50 times in their 26 league matches.
Nuno Espírito Santo’s side already have the likes of Léo Bonatini, Hélder Costa, Ivan Cavaleiro and Diogo Jota in their side, who between them, already have 30 league goals this season.
The signing of Mir is only going to make their already deadly attacking line-up more fearful, as they continue their quest to gain promotion to the top-flight for the first time since the 2011/12 campaign.