Date: 27th July 2019 at 8:00am
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Kevin Mirallas has been tipped to leave Everton for two years after struggling for form and playing time at Goodison Park. Since 2017, he’s fallen down the pecking order, endured two failed loan spells (Olympiacos in 2017/18 & Fiorentina in 2018/19) and has been made available for sale. However, Marco Silva could make a surprise U-turn on the £70k-per-week winger after his impressive outings in pre-season.

It would be a major shock to see Mirallas retained, however. The 31-year-old’s last goal for Everton came against West Bromwich Albion on March 11, 2017 – nearly two-and-a-half years ago. Mirallas’ last Everton appearance came against Southampton on November 26, 2017 – more than one-and-a-half years ago. Nevertheless, the Belgian international featured regularly in pre-season.

Mirallas failed to make the matchday squad against Kariobangi Sharks on July 7 but he played 45 minutes against FC Sion on July 14, amassed 22 minutes against AS Monaco on July 19 and played 45 minutes against Wigan Athletic on July 24. He’s operated as a makeshift right-back and on the wing this summer and must be impressing in training to continue getting minutes.

With no progress being made on a permanent move away from Everton, Mirallas might be seeing out the final year of his contract at Goodison Park. Whether Silva will use include him in his Premier League squad remains to be seen, but he did select the wide-man for Everton’s training camp in Switzerland and has named him in their Opel Cup squad too.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article

 

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