With new Director of Football Marcel Brands and manager Marco Silva hard at work planning for the season ahead, one clear message from both men in recent times was that a number of sales would have to take place purely from having a far more practical number in the first-team squad.
Despite being under contract until the summer of 2020, Kevin Mirallas is one man who has fallen out of favour in recent years and he spent the second half of last season out on loan with Olympiakos. The Liverpool Echo have reported that he set for talks with the management over his future in the coming couple of weeks.
Kevin Mirallas and his representative are set to hold talks with Director of football Marcel Brands in the coming weeks as they seek clarity on the forward's future (Source – Liverpool Echo) pic.twitter.com/KZgEsNqrxB
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) June 12, 2018
With a 38 man squad and a reported £139million wage bill, 30-year-old Mirallas is far from alone in being one of the first go-to departures this summer and for many fans, they feel it should be a quick meeting with the decision extremely easy to make.
— warren (@Wozzza43) June 12, 2018
How many chances does he want!! See ya ????
— Richard Whitehead (@RichEFC1) June 12, 2018
Get rid I say the clubs moving forward
— marc lloyd⛳⚽ (@lloyd_efc) June 12, 2018
Easy, he doesn’t have one! Not at Everton anyway!
— Ian Irvine (@irvine75) June 12, 2018
Some fans were a little more forgiving in their summation of his time with us, believing it was more a deal that didn’t work out for both parties – even if Mirallas could’ve done more on that score.
It's a shame really, he had such potential. I felt at first, that with the right attitude and motivation he could've been on par with hazard but we're here instead. A bad attitude can be the end of players
— Joshua Cleland (@clelander14) June 12, 2018
If what Mirallas sees as a big club comes in for him, he'll be off in a shot. As he only plays one good game in 8, I'd offer to pay him 1 week in 8.
— colinsmith50 (@colinsmith50) June 12, 2018
Having signed from Olympiakos for £6million back in 2012, we’d unlikely recoup that fee, but anything that chips away at our initial outlay could certainly be better reinvested by Silva as he stamps his mark on the side this summer.