Nottingham Forest flop Rafa Mir is a January target for Real Zaragoza, according to Spanish publication Sportaragon.

The Spaniard has not had the required impact at the City Ground and Forest are expected to terminate his loan in January.

Mir has played 13 times in all competitions for the Reds and has failed to find the net for the club.

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The 22-year-old has started just twice for the Reds and when he has played he hasn’t really done anything of note.

Mir arrived in English football in 2018, signing for Wolves from Valencia. He was tipped for big things but last season went on loan to Las Palmas.

During his time with the Segunda Division outfit, he netted seven goals in 30 games before joining Forest prior to this season.

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He hasn’t scored a goal in English football yet and a chance to head back over to Spain might be best for all parties.

Mir hasn’t really slotted into Sabri Lamouchi’s system. He started games against Wigan and Millwall away in the league but never really looked comfortable.


Forest will certainly need a striker to come in during January. With Mir set to depart it will leave Lewis Grabban as the club’s only option upfront.

Real Zaragoza are in fifth place in their league and Mir might go there and get back among the goals.

He just doesn’t seem capable of boasting the sort of consistency that will make him a force as a striker in the second tier.

Rafa Mir (14) of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Brentford at the City Ground, Nottingham on Saturday 5th October 2019. (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

If Forest are serious about promotion to the top-flight they need tried and tested options and in truth, Mir has never looked like doing a job.

Mir was part of the Spain side that won the European Under-21 Championships during last summer. In 10 caps for the national team, he has bagged five goals for himself.

Mir might become a decent player one day, but given his troubles at Forest, his chances of becoming a top Championship striker look extremely unlikely.

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