Kevin Mirallas was never a clinical finisher or chance creator when plying his trade at Goodison Park, but the Belgian has just a matter of days to prove to Fiorentina why they should buy him in the summer, according to Corriere dello Sport.
If the Serie A outfit go through with their option to buy, it would be a welcomed move by all at Everton, as we would be set to bank €7million (£5.9m) and more importantly take £70,000-a-week off the wage bill.
Finding an alternative suitor willing to pay that sort of money could prove tricky, so Fiorentina will continue to offer us the most hope of shifting the deadwood winger until their May 26 deadline.
Mirallas is, however, still playing for his future in Italy, as La Viola are not yet convinced the 31-year-old is worth the figure they would have to pay.
It is said that he has put together a more convincing argument than the likes of Marko Pjaca, who they have on-loan from Juventus with an option to buy, but the Everton flop’s output remains an issue despite his overall play.
That’s because the 60-cap international has only returned the Florence-based outfit with two goals and three assists from 20 appearances in all competitions, accounting for a spot in the starting XI of Stefano Pioli’s league side 29% of the time.
With just days to prove he is worth the price tag, let’s hope that he does not fall short at the final hurdle and have to make an unwanted return to Merseyside – something he is also keen to avoid.