Wolves striker Rafa Mir says his former club Valencia refused to sell him to Real Madrid.
The European champions were in pursuit of the forward before Wolves surprisingly secured his signature earlier this month.
Rafa Mir, who signed a four-and-a-half year deal at Molineux, told Radio Valencia Cadena SER: “They (Valencia) rejected three or four offers from Real Madrid for me. However, they agreed to Wolverhampton’s first [offer] in December. Valencia didn’t want me to go to Real Madrid and they succeeded.”
“I left Valencia because I wanted an ambitious project where I could grow and be trusted and there I did not see it.”
Mir was well-known to Nuno, with the Portuguese boss originally handing the youngster his Valencia debut during his spell at the Spanish club.
He made his Wolves bow during the 0-0 FA Cup draw with Swansea, and tweeted his delight at making his debut immediately after the game.
“I’m very happy just playing today with wolves and feeling the great atmosphere of the Molineux Stadium. Thanks to all the fans and see you in the next match!” he tweeted.
Mir could make his Championship debut this weekend, as the club get back to league action against Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday.