Date: 5th April 2019 at 9:37pm
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According to Corriere Dello Sport (h/t Sport Witness), Kevin Mirallas looks unlikely to join Fiorentina this summer and may be forced to stay at Everton for the last year of his contract. He has one year left on his deal with the Blues and is unlikely to be handed an extension. So if he isn’t sold this summer or next winter, he’ll leave on a free in 2020.

The 31-year-old has spent the season on loan with the Violas and was expected to turn his deal permanent over the summer for £6m. That has fallen through, however, which means Mirallas will return to Goodison Park with the chances of a return to the first-team being slim. It’s a major blow for Everton as they need to find another suitor, but Mirallas’ poor form might be a stumbling block.

Since joining the Toffees from Olympiacos in 2012, the Belgian international has contributed 72 goals in 186 appearances in all competitions. Mirallas has fallen down the pecking order in the last 18 months, however, with the winger making only 13 appearances since the 2016/17 campaign came to a close. He’s scored and created only three goals in 20 Serie A appearances for Fiorentina this season too.

According to Spotrac, Mirallas currently earns £3.6m-a-year/£69k-per-week, meaning the Fiorentina move breaking down could cost Everton nearly £10m (£6m transfer fee + £3.6m wages). They could struggle convincing another side to sign him as he’s struggling for consistency.

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