Kevin Mirallas could be on his way out of Everton after falling out of favour at Goodison Park. The 31-year-old has spent the season on loan at Fiorentina and was expected to turn the move permanent for £8m this summer.
Corriere dello Sport (h/t Tribal Football) say the Violas have opted against signing Mirallas permanently, however, meaning Everton will miss out on transfer funds and will have to continue paying his £3.64m-a-year/£70k-per-week salary – £11.64m in total next year.
Mirallas made 29 appearances in all competitions for Fiorentina, scoring and creating five goals. His last Serie A goal for the Violas came against FC Empoli on December 16 and he’s made only one assist in the division this season. His poor output has likely led to Fiorentina not signing him permanently.
This is a blow for Everton. The Toffees are looking to build a young squad for the future and could have used the money towards a new signing. Marcel Brands wants to lower the average age and offload the deadwood this summer, but they may be stuck with Mirallas next season.
Everton would land themselves a profit with the Belgian’s sale, having spent £6m to sign Mirallas in 2012. He’s gone on to make 186 appearances, scoring and creating 72 goals.