Rafa Mir has had a summer full of opportunities that vanished before his eyes. Two destinies he so longed for dissolved into thin air and brought him to a crossroads in his career. The yearning to return to Valencia, his footballing homeland, waned due to the club’s financial constraints. When Sevilla put the terms of his loan on the table it seemed like a tempting option but the sudden closure of the Andalusian transfer window put an end to that possibility. However, fate wanted to test Rafa’s will until the last moment.
The final day of the transfer market presented an even more enticing opportunity: AC Milan. The Italian club was willing to pay its balance sheet and amortization, even offering an option to buy. Despite his desire to wear the Rossonera shirt, Rafa Mir decided to decline the offer. His reasons were clear: dissatisfaction with the treatment in Seville. Throughout his time at the club, he felt he wasn’t being given the chances he deserved. Due to changes in coaching and position, he remained in a minor role despite his goal-scoring potential.
In Seville it didn’t have much importance
Sevilla’s sporting director Víctor Orta expressed his confidence in Rafa Mir and highlighted him as a valuable player for the team. However, the striker is keen to play a more prominent role on the pitch and prove himself. While he understands the club’s position, his desire to play in a side that offers him opportunities hasn’t waned, knowing he hasn’t been of much importance at Nervión in the last two years.