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Championship leaders Wolves bring in young Valencia striker Rafa Mir

13th January 2018, 15:01

Wolves have announced the signing of striker Rafa Mir from LaLiga side Valencia on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

The 20-year-old, who had also been linked with Real Madrid, reunites with Nuno Espirito Santo, who he worked with when the Wanderers boss was coach at Los Che.

Mir, who has scored 15 goals in 19 games for Valencia's B team this season, would have been out of contract this summer and moves to Molineux for an undisclosed fee.

Mir told Wolves' official website: "I'm really excited to play with this team and to try and help the players achieve all the goals that the club has.

"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 admitted the chance to work under Nuno was a factor in the switch.

"Nuno played a big part of my decision to come here," Mir added. "Wolves is a big project and it's an exciting challenge to be a part of it.

"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."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

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