Rafa Mir, the talented striker from Murcia, is on US soil with Sevilla, but his future remains uncertain. The club that saw him grow up and from where he made the leap to English football, Valencia, is pressing for his services, at the request of coach Rubén Baraja, who has already directed the player in the lower categories of the Levantine team.
Valencia has freed up salary space after saying goodbye to the experienced Cavani and has managed to enter about 20 million euros for the sale of Yunus Musah to Milan. These operations have given Valencia greater room for maneuver to negotiate with Sevilla for Rafa Mir, who has the approval of coach Mendilibar to leave the Andalusian team.
according to account Sports world, the positions between both clubs are not completely aligned. Valencia seeks a transfer of the player with a purchase option, while Sevilla wants a mandatory purchase option. If an agreement in this sense is not reached, Sevilla would request that Valencia take over the full file of the player, as well as the amortization of his transfer for one year, which is equivalent to approximately 5 million euros. Remember that Sevilla paid 16 million to sign Rafa Mir from Wolverhampton, after an outstanding season on loan at Huesca.
Complicated second season in Nervión
In his first campaign with Sevilla, Rafa Mir excelled with 13 goals, becoming the team’s top scorer during the 2021-2022 season. However, in the last season, his participation was reduced and he was limited to playing in a position further away from the area under the direction of the different coaches that passed through the Seville team. Neither Lopetegui, nor Sampaoli, nor Mendilibar gave him the confidence to recover the best version of him.