According to Phil Kirkbride of the Liverpool Echo, Kevin Mirallas is ‘expected to be sold’ this summer as he ‘has no future at Goodison Park’. The 31-year-old has struggled for playing time with Everton in the last two seasons and spent 2017/18 on loan at Olympiacos and 2018/19 on loan at Fiorentina as a result.
Mirallas didn’t have the best time in Italy, however, scoring and creating only five goals in 30 appearances in all competitions. The Violas weren’t interested in turning his loan move permanent this summer and it doesn’t appear Marco Silva wants to keep the Belgian international around either.
Silva selected Mirallas for Everton’s pre-season training in Switzerland, but the wide-man was used as a makeshift right-back. When Seamus Coleman was introduced from the bench after 30 minutes, Mirallas was pushed into midfield before being subbed off at half-time.
The 31-year-old’s last appearance for Everton came in the Europa League against Apollon Limassol on December 7, 2017. He’s out of contract in 2020 and is available for sale this summer. With Richarlison, Theo Walcott, Ademola Lookman and Bernard for competition, Mirallas is likely to spend 2019/20 on the periphery and therefore needs to be sold before he loses his value.