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Celta Vigo president admits interest in 'magnificent' Wolves striker Rafa Mir

Celta Vigo president Carlos Mourino has admitted interest in Wolves striker Rafa Mir.

Mir has just completed an outstanding loan with Huesca in the LaLiga and his form has attracted interest from across Spain, including Atletico Madid and Sevilla.

Asked about the centre-forward, Mourino told AS: "You're right. He would fit in for Celta and for many teams because he is a magnificent player.

"Since a name is given until something can be done, it is a very difficult route. Besides, he belongs to an English team and it is not easy to negotiate with the English.

"But on the other hand, he has done very well and surely has many teams behind him."

Mir has a deal with Wolves to 2022 and scored 16 goals in 39 games this season in Spain.

At Huesca, they had a permanent option of €10m to buy Mir, though there's an acceptance they cannot afford such a valuation. Last month, Mir became the player wth the most ever goals scored for Huesca in the Primera in their history.

The 23 year-old was plucked from Valencia in 2018 by Wolves, though has spent the majority of his time on their books away on-loan. Before Huesca, Mir had also played away on-loan with Nottingham Forest and Las Palmas.

This past season, Celta finished eighth on the LaLiga table.


- updated June 1


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