Rafa Mir still believes he made the right choice in joining Wolves and says the move to Molineux has made him a better player. Wolves pulled off a coup last January when they landed the 21-year-old forward, beating Real Madrid to the signature of the highly-rated youngster after Valencia decided to cash in.
Contract talks between Mir and Los Che broke down before the winter transfer window, allowing Wolves to swoop, with Mir opting to link up with Nuno Espirito Santo, the man who handed him his debut with Valencia.
Having penned a four-and-a-half-year contract on his arrival, Mir has been sent out for the season to Segunda Division side Las Palmas in order to get regular action.
Despite being shipped out on loan and angering Valencia fans by leaving, Mir believes it was the best decision in the long term to join Wolves.
“It was a big change, from a city like Valencia to a country like England, but this change has made me a better player and made me value what we have here as well,” Mir told Eldesmarque.
“It’s direct football, very physical, very different from what we are used to in Spain and it is more fun for the spectator although for the players not so much. The defences are very strong.
“It was difficult for me because I arrived at Christmas with the assembled team, they were first and it was difficult for me to enter but I understood it as a learning process, which I fulfilled and understood how everything works there.”