Nottingham Forest flop Rafa Mir has indicated to Birmingham Live that his game is perhaps better suited to Spanish football.

The 22-year-old spent the first half of the 2019/20 campaign on loan at the City Ground from Wolves.

He failed to find the net in 11 outings for the Reds, starting just four games in competitions during his time at Forest.

(Photo by Jon Hobley/ MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Boss Sabri Lamouchi opted to send him back to Molineux during the January transfer window.

Mir has now joined Huesca in the Segunda Division for another temporary stint away from Wolves.

This time he’s hit the ground running and has found the net in both of his first two outings for his new club.

The man with 10 Spain under-21 caps to his name has now implied that he feels more accustomed to the Spanish game.

He told Birmingham Live: “It was an option agreed with my people and coming to Huesca was the best option.

“They gave me a lot of confidence and that was key. I was away for several weeks because it was clear that I was going to get out of there (Forest).

“The Championship has a very high level. Things have not gone as I wanted. In the end, they are experiences that add up.

“I feel more identified with Spanish football; in England, it is played differently.”

Mir signed for Wolves in 2018, costing the club £1.5 million from Valencia (Express and Star).

He is yet to score a goal in English football and it seems only a matter of time before he completes a permanent switch back to Spain.


Forest recalled Tyler Walker from his successful loan spell at Lincoln City in January.

He netted 16 goals for the Imps and in hindsight, the Reds should have perhaps gone with him as competition for Lewis Grabban at the start of the season.

(Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Mir was truly hopeless for the Reds. His control was poor, he missed gilt-edged chances and his work rate proved questionable.

It’s little surprise that the Spaniard believes his game is better suited to his homeland.

At Huesca, he will get plenty of chances to play and in a league far inferior to that of the Championship he will probably find his level.

Have something to tell us about this article?