Spanish forward Rafa Mir has experienced a summer full of uncertainty at Sevilla FC. Although his departure was expected during the transfer market, the Seville club decided to retain him, arguing that they did not have a suitable replacement at the top of the attack. Víctor Orta, Sevilla’s sports director, praised the offers that Mir received, highlighting his value as a top-level footballer.
However, the surprise arrival of Mariano in the last hours of the market and the incorporation of Lukébakio further complicated Rafa Mir’s prospects at Sevilla. Mariano, a former Real Madrid player, seemed to be the ideal replacement for Nervión’s ‘9’, but his signing took place when the squads already seemed closed, leaving Sevilla with an overpopulation of forwards.
The Basque coach Mendilibar seems not to fully count on Rafa Mir. With En Nesiry as the undisputed starter, the arrival of Mariano, and the immediate good performance of Lukébakio, Mir finds himself on the periphery of the team. His participation is limited to just 167 minutes in six games this season, raising questions about his future at Sánchez-Pizjuán.
In the midst of this situation, Rafa Mir has turned to social networks, specifically TikTok, to express his perspective: “We will see what happens in the future, for the moment I am focused here. I am not a coach or sports director, the only thing I can do It’s in my hands: is to work and demonstrate when I play, which is what I have done. The player also highlighted the difficulty of scoring goals when you have so little time on the field.
At Mestalla, they opened the doors wide for him
Valencia, a club that saw Rafa Mir grow up, showed persistent interest in his signing during the summer. However, Sevilla rejected several offers, which ultimately led to Valencia giving up the chance to sign the striker. It was at this time that Milan entered the picture, offering a loan of 4 million euros with a purchase option of 17 million euros, although they also met with a negative response.