The 30-year-old has been the subject of speculation linking him with a move away from Goodison Park this summer after he fell out of favour with the Blues last season and rejoined his former club, Olympiakos on a temporary basis earlier this year.
Mirallas, who signed a new three-year contract at Everton a year ago, will now get an opportunity to impress in Florence where La Viola reportedly have an option to buy the Belgian on a permanent basis next summer for €7m.
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1 Posted 04/08/2018 at 19:36:11
I wish him good luck.
2 Posted 04/08/2018 at 19:45:04
The most annoying part for me, is that he did have the talent, it was the sporadic application of that talent coupled with the attitude, I could not accept.
3 Posted 04/08/2018 at 20:06:28
4 Posted 04/08/2018 at 20:12:55
5 Posted 04/08/2018 at 22:01:32
6 Posted 04/08/2018 at 22:43:41
Personally, I'd have realeased him at the end of his contact.
7 Posted 04/08/2018 at 23:09:37
8 Posted 04/08/2018 at 23:28:43
9 Posted 04/08/2018 at 23:45:52
But that's Kevin, a dick.
Having spent some time in Florence I know for a fact that stealing a living is the way of life there. He'll no doubt thrive, regardless of Fiorentina's results.
10 Posted 05/08/2018 at 03:22:58
11 Posted 05/08/2018 at 04:08:46
Yet every season ended the same. Kev on the bench.
Then every pre season he looks refreshed, renewed and ready to go.
Until the repetition of the above became very clear, I'd say he's been very popular too. In fact I read some old match reports from the last Roberto season and there was mention of "finally giving the supporters what they asked for by bringing on Mirallas"!
I'm guessing those around the club felt the same - we've persisted with him much longer than many.
Good luck to him, but there's no point trying to make it work anymore.
12 Posted 05/08/2018 at 04:45:56
Agree entirely. Always thought Mirallas biggest problem was his concentration.
13 Posted 05/08/2018 at 06:37:23
Once the wiser opposition defenders worked this out and coaches started issuing these instructions to the dumber ones, Mirallas was finished.
14 Posted 05/08/2018 at 06:43:13
15 Posted 05/08/2018 at 07:03:04
It showed that Mirallas could be quite nasty. And on his day he was a fantastic player. He had the arrogance and attitude that a forward needs. Such a shame that he was so inconsistent that his managers stopped thrusting him.
16 Posted 05/08/2018 at 18:47:16
'ACF Fiorentina is delighted to announce the acquisition of Kevin Antonio Joel Gislain Mirallas y Castillo from Everton FC'.
How many names does one need?
17 Posted 05/08/2018 at 19:13:41
I always thought the Catalan was suspicious of him from the moment he took over .
18 Posted 05/08/2018 at 19:17:36
Later in that game Saurez deliberately scraped his studs down the back of Everton's centre-half, Distin, and he still stayed on the pitch, getting only a yellow card.
19 Posted 05/08/2018 at 19:19:42
Have to say hes been one of the more frustrating signings. Obviously had talent and unlike most of our squad actually looked to have a shot now and again. Always felt though it was odd that we brought him from Greece, where hed just finished top scorer playing as a striker, and immediately played him as a winger.
Anyway, should never have been given a new contract, really dont know what the club was playing at, but hes gone now. Hope he does well there so we can sell next summer and move on.
So three sales and two on loan, re senior players gone. Barely half way in getting shut of the deadwood but its a start at least.
20 Posted 05/08/2018 at 19:27:03
21 Posted 05/08/2018 at 19:38:03
He never quite kicked on from that. Or even kept us those levels and perhaps suffered from a team that has been in flux for the last 4 years or so.
He certainly didn't help himself at times but the guy had talent and scored a few absolute peaches. I will remember him fondly if with some regret that he never became all he could be.
22 Posted 06/08/2018 at 10:39:45
I think a large part of that is down to poor managers, tactics and training.
I accept he didn't really improve and the cut in on his right, shoot at the keepers near post became very predictable but he put in twice the effort of other players eg Schnides and Gerry and got very little appreciation.
I believe if he played with better players he could have shown more. I also would have liked to see him more centrally or swap flanks more often but now we have Ricy, Lookman and Wallcott he and Bolasie are best off elsewhere.
23 Posted 06/08/2018 at 14:44:00
Does anyone know if we're having to sub his wages?
24 Posted 06/08/2018 at 21:22:11
25 Posted 07/08/2018 at 09:37:01
26 Posted 08/08/2018 at 01:58:46
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