Nottingham Forest completed the signing of Rafa Mir earlier today, as he joined from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a season-long loan.
The 22-year-old striker became Sabri Lamouchi’s sixth signing since he took over from Martin O’Neill.
The only new signing to arrive at the City Ground prior to the Northern Irishman’s dismissal was Sammy Ameobi.
Mir, who has previously featured for Spain’s Under-21 side, has sent an Instagram message outlining his excitement over joining the Reds.
There’s no doubt that another striking option was needed. Lamouchi only had Lewis Grabban and Tyler Walker in his plans for next season, which clearly isn’t enough.
At this stage, it’s unknown whether the Reds have an option to make Mir’s move a permanent one in the future. However, this is something that the Reds have tried to push for in their recent loan deals. It’s easy to see why there are some doubts from some of the club’s supporters over this signing though.
There was a similar level of excitement surrounding the arrival of Léo Bonatini just a couple of months ago. However, the 25-year-old striker arrived from Molineux unfit and wasn’t able to find the back of the net once.
‘I can’t wait’
Here is Mir sharing a message on his personal Instagram where he states that he can’t wait to get going for the Reds.
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¡Muy feliz de firmar con el @officialnffc y poder defender los colores de un club histórico en Inglaterra! ✍🔴⚪ Un proyecto ambicioso en el que podré seguir creciendo como futbolista. ¡Deseando que comience la temporada! 😉⚽ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m very happy to sign with @officialnffc and defend the colors of a historic club in England! ✍🔴⚪ An ambitious project to continue growing as a footballer. I can’t wait for the season to start! 😉⚽
The Reds will be hoping that Mir can make an impact in the Championship next season. He certainly has all the attributes to be a success at this level. He just needs to ensure that he adapts to the demands of the division quickly.
Having played in the Championship before for Wolves, he should have no problem settling in. If recent speculation is to be believed, he might not be the last player to join the Reds this summer.