Nottingham Forest have confirmed that Rafa Mir’s loan spell at the City Ground has been ended and that the striker has returned to his parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The 22-year-old joined Forest on a season-long loan from Wolves in the summer, but he struggled to make an impact at the City Ground and failed to score in 13 appearances for the Reds.
The Spanish centre-forward struggled to get into the team ahead of top scorer Lewis Grabban and started just two matches in the Championship.
He last featured for Forest in the 2-2 draw at Millwall at the start of December and failed to make the squad for the previous six matches, so his departure from the City Ground is not a major surprise.
Mir arrived at Forest after helping Spain win the European Under-21 Championship in the summer and boasted experienced in the Champions League, Europa League and La Liga.
The striker scored seven goals for Las Palmas in the Spanish second division last season, but his performances for Forest were very disappointing and he will now be hoping to get his season back on track elsewhere.
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This is probably a sensible decision from Forest. Mir is a decent player, but he really struggled to make an impact at the City Ground.
Not only did he struggle to get into the team, but his performances when he did get time on the pitch were very disappointing.
Now that he’s left Forest, the club have got to sign a new striker in the January transfer window to provide backup and competition for Grabban.
It makes perfect sense for Mir to leave Forest, but the Spaniard isn’t going to get into the team at Wolves, so it’ll be very interesting to see where he goes from here.
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