After failing in Greece on loan, Kevin Mirallas’s Everton career is surely over

Sunday, 20 May, 2018 11comments  |  Jump to most recent

It has been a sharp fall from grace for the 30-year-old, who signed a three-year contract at Goodison Park just 12 months ago.

The winger made just two Premier League starts in the first half of the season, and was sent on loan to Greek club Olympiacos in January, contributing a disappointing two goals and two assists in 15 matches in all competitions.

In early May, Mirallas was reportedly shipped back to Everton earlier than expected due to his poor performances, according to Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur.

Once an integral part of the Belgian national team, Everton's Kevin Mirallas was dealt a harsh blow when he was left out of his country's World Cup squad by former manager Roberto Martinez this week.

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Thanks to a failed loan spell in Greece and an abject run of form, Kevin Mirallas appears to be on his way out of Goodison Park this summer.

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Derek Knox
1 Posted 20/05/2018 at 15:54:08
Even before signing the new contract (what madness, I think they thought we would sell him on) he was showing signs of malaise.

He is a millionaire anyway, drives a Gold Bentley (unless he has something else), so I am sure he will be really bothered about his future!

Hopefully, bringing Marcel Brands in will prevent this sort of thing happening in the future, but then again, once they have the Contract, they know they are safe, and have a Lottery win, without even buying a Ticket.

John G Davies
2 Posted 20/05/2018 at 16:01:51
Derek, with two years left on his contract, his Everton career is only over if he says it is.
Steve Brown
3 Posted 20/05/2018 at 16:26:05
Extending his contract was another in a long line of terrible decisions over the last five years.
Jay Wood

4 Posted 20/05/2018 at 16:28:20
The nearly man of recent years.

I had a lot of time for Kevin. He could make an explosive impact on the game. Had great pace and good technique. Very good from dead ball situations, combining power and subtlety. Often performed well in big games. Never shied away from a fight either. I liked his cheeky chappy personality.

He had the platform to become a top, top player.

Sadly, he lacked...'Je ne sais pas'... something. He won't be playing any part of the new 'New Dawn' at Everton.

Mike Gaynes
5 Posted 20/05/2018 at 16:49:03
MotM performance against Leicester last April, and then... nothing. The last anybody ever saw of "Super Kev".

He'll probably show up in MLS.

Tom Bowers
6 Posted 20/05/2018 at 17:23:05
Mirallas is one of many players who somehow lost his way over the last couple of seasons.

He was a very potent partner with Lukaku and Bolasie was also starting to show promise in that role when he first came in.

Other similar players like Lennon and Deulofeu didn't show consistency either and one has to ask the question if it was the manager's fault, the strategies, or that the players just weren't good enough?

We now have Walcott as the quick offensive player generally operating down the right side but even he has been running hot and cold.

All these players mentioned have talent but we are not or didn't see enough of it on a consistent basis.

Alan J Thompson
7 Posted 21/05/2018 at 04:19:50
I've always thought that being one of, if not the leading goalscorer in the Greek League before joining Everton that he would play more centrally but he seems another who suffered from managers who put you on the wing if they don't really know where to play you and don't have any natural wingers for that side of the pitch. However, it would appear his time has passed.
John Pierce
8 Posted 21/05/2018 at 04:42:17
A spineless character, just a sunshine player. Only when the going was good did Kev sparkle.

Two tackles in derby's I can remember that we're a straight red. Often spiteful in a game, too. His red cards are testament to that.

A free kick against Villa apart cannot remember him banging goals in from set pieces?

The penalty debacle to boot.

His ability to conjure the tricky was mercurial, a goal at Chelsea & Spurs in particular, often to follow it up with school boy shit was Kev's calling card.

Goals against United were very good, maybe his best appearances.

There's a player there, god knows how you get him out!

Robert Leigh
9 Posted 21/05/2018 at 21:31:09
As some have mentioned before, and it’s quite amazing that it was the 2012/13 season, but he showed a lot of promise before that tackle from Suarez.

His number being given to Walcott and his lack of decent performances last season surely mean he will be shipped out, though now he’s been dropped from the Belgium squad and no chance of seeing another tournament with them, he may just sit and take his wage.

If only Moyes stayed at West Ham he may have taken him, but maybe a French team will take a chance now?

Derek Thomas
10 Posted 21/05/2018 at 21:40:55
Never been the same since Ratboy did him in the derby. Apart from the odd flourish, he's been stealing money ever since... and whoever gave him that extension?? We're well rid.

Well actually were not, all he's got to do is turn up at Finch Farm in his gold Bentley and clock on for 2 years more for obscene money.

I despair of this Club some days.

Christine Foster
11 Posted 21/05/2018 at 22:33:31
I have said this before, whoever comes in as manager will have to assess and decide who and what he wants to work with to trim the squad and bring in replacements. Mirallas may well not figure in that review but, if the system and manager believes he fits, then he may well get the opportunity to do so. Having said that, there are probably 15 other players in the club with the same fate / opportunity.

Perhaps, after the wonderful man-management skills of Koeman, another has a different approach. But consider this: we are a business and we have a player with two years left on his contract; we can play him or sell him or loan him out. We want to recoup some monies so we need to be able to motivate to at least sell? But, whatever the outcome, that's for the new manager to decide. I think the chances of a comeback are slim, but that depends on the player and the manager...

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