Former Nottingham Forest loan striker Rafa Mir was close to a move to Real Madrid during the summer transfer window, according to AS.
The Reds saw the absolute worst of the uncompromising talisman, with the Spaniard failing to find the net in 11 outings.
He checked in on loan from Wolves at the start of the 2019/20 campaign to provide backup to Lewis Grabban.
He was handed starts against Fleetwood Town and Derby County in the Carabao Cup and showed a few nice touches.
Any optimism that he would prove a City Ground hit evaporated around October during his first Championship start for the club at Wigan.
The youngster was hopeless that day. He struggled with his touch, missed two gilt-edged opportunities and was eventually hooked to a chorus of ironic cheers from the Forest faithful.
He was sent back to Wolves in January and subsequently made a permanent switch to Huesca.
His form in the Segunda Division did improve and he fired nine goals and registered three assists, helping the club to reach La Liga.
This season he has only found the net twice but nonetheless he has been on the radar of Real Madrid.
Huesca refused to sell to the Champions League giants, despite a deal seemingly close at one stage.
Zinedine Zidane is continuing to monitor the situation and could return to sign the player in Janaury.
The Verdict – Mir signing for Real Madrid would represent bizarre turn of events
From being booed off by his own supporters to turning out for Real Madrid in the Champions League would represent arguably the best transformation ever!
Of course, that’s slightly tongue in cheek but Mir really was that bad at Forest.
Whether it was confidence or just a lack of game time remains to be seen but he was way off the pace.
Forest do have some rotten luck with strikers and over the years some have really flattered to deceive.
Seeing Mir strutting his stuff at the Bernabeu might just top the lot as far as Forest supporters are concerned.
This link looks like one to watch in January for certain.