Valencia rejected four bids before Mir’s Wolves moveJanuary 10, 2018
Real Madrid lost out to English Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers in the race to sign talented youngster Rafa Mir last week and the forward has opened up on the move.
Spanish publication Super Deporte reported that a deal worth €2m was agreed with the Midlands based side, despite talk of an agreement with Madrid this month.
The young forward entered the final six months of his current contract on January 1st with Valencia and would of been able to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.
The decision to join Wolves comes after Madrid’s offer to play for the B side, leaving Mir to opt for regular first team football with Nuno Espirito Santos’ table topping side.
And, the youngster has now spoken about further factors in the move, which include multiple bids which were rejected by Valencia from Madrid.
“I knew there were four offers from Real Madrid for me but these were rejected,” Mir told Cadena Ser in Valencia.
“The first offer from Wolves was accepted straight away because Valencia did not want me to join Madrid.
“They (Valencia) made me an offer to extend my contract in the summer, it is true, but it is a lie to say they spent a year trying to renew my deal.
“I wanted to join an ambitious project and a club which placed trust in me as I did not see that at Valencia.”
Mir, who has netted an impressive 15 goals in 19 games for Valencia’s B side in the Spanish third tier, said goodbye to his family and friends last week and has since featured for his new club.
Wolves, who lead the English Championship are fully expected to gain promotion to the Premier League this season after guidance from Portuguese coach Nuno.