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The Belgian marked his return to the starting XI following injury with the only goal as the Blues beat Burnley to take their unbeaten run to five matches and he celebrated with a nod to the media chatter over his future.
Mirallas will have a year left on his current contract when the season ends, although Everton have the option to extend it by another year, but negotiations over a new deal have been shelved until the summer.
That delay, combined with the 27-year-old's admission that he wants Champions League football, has led to talk of him leaving Goodison Park when the transfer window opens but he rejects the notion that he is unhappy with Everton.
"A lot of people talk about my future, he said in a post-match interview with Sky Sports, "but I like to play for Everton and finish the season in the best form."
"After that I will talk with my partner (agent?), with my president and with my manager.
"But I am confident here. I'm very happy to play for Everton."
Mirallas has been linked with moves to West Ham and Tottenham in recent weeks, neither of which will be able to provide him with Champions League football, but privately he harbours dreams of playing in Spain.
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1 Posted 18/04/2015 at 19:54:48
I hope he stays and IÃ‚ve no problem with any player with ambition.
2 Posted 18/04/2015 at 20:08:54
If he gets injured at a club like Atletico Madrid, he isnÃ‚t going to walk back into the team like he has done with us the last couple of seasons. That even goes for a club like Spurs who have more wingers than most at there disposal.
If he signs a contract extension, IÃ‚ll be happy... If he doesnÃ‚t, weÃ‚ll get a decent wedge and buy someone else.
3 Posted 18/04/2015 at 20:27:47
4 Posted 18/04/2015 at 20:50:50
6 Posted 18/04/2015 at 21:15:45
7 Posted 18/04/2015 at 22:13:01
8 Posted 19/04/2015 at 00:06:41
HeÃ‚s a 27-year-old attacker whoÃ‚ll have one year left on his contract. Spurs arenÃ‚t going to offer him much more money than Everton can. He just wants his next contract settled.
Here, if you were him and saw all the money thrown at veterans on the downward slope, how would you feel? I still say heÃ‚ll re-sign.
Now, heÃ‚ll still own a Bentley thatÃ‚s painted gold. That selfish, twatish, gold Bentley owning, um, something negative. Wait, I got it! That Belgian!!
I say he works out a contract and weÃ‚ll see him next season in Royal Blue. And IÃ‚ll be happy, despite the color of the car he drives.
9 Posted 19/04/2015 at 01:02:22
10 Posted 19/04/2015 at 01:33:34
A happy Belgian is a scoring Belgian.
11 Posted 19/04/2015 at 05:16:24
12 Posted 19/04/2015 at 06:18:37
13 Posted 19/04/2015 at 07:30:04
14 Posted 19/04/2015 at 09:20:27
15 Posted 19/04/2015 at 11:24:29
HeÃ‚s arrogant and I like that in a player Ã‚â€“ Ross Barkley would do well to take notice of the arrogance and self-confidence Mirallas displays.
16 Posted 19/04/2015 at 11:43:26
17 Posted 19/04/2015 at 11:44:21
Maybe someone should tell him about what happened with Pienaar a few years back?
18 Posted 19/04/2015 at 13:05:29
19 Posted 19/04/2015 at 19:18:23
20 Posted 19/04/2015 at 20:48:05
21 Posted 20/04/2015 at 05:19:13
Arrogance is something you're born with, Ross does not believe in himself enough to be the hyped player heÃ‚s been portrayed as.
22 Posted 20/04/2015 at 15:34:38
23 Posted 20/04/2015 at 16:20:08
24 Posted 20/04/2015 at 23:01:10
Real Madrid and Barcelona wonÃ‚t buy you, because youÃ‚re not good enough.
Which bit of that, donÃ‚t you understand?
25 Posted 21/04/2015 at 00:02:58
HeÃ‚s a luxury and if heÃ‚s not at it then heÃ‚s not worth being on the pitch. IÃ‚ve always hoped Kev would Ã‚get itÃ‚ as he aged but I donÃ‚t see it happening yet. IÃ‚m not sure what his wages are but I would like to think we could do better.
26 Posted 21/04/2015 at 22:30:36
I am a fan who wants to see my team win every game and play well. I am not in the least interested in selling one of our prize assets then see the profit made vanish into the BK treasure chest. We never spend more than we take and the board do not invest themselves.
BK does not want to sell, he wants an outsider to invest money that he will not himself and that goÃ‚s for the rest of this pathetic board. Managers at Goodison are just there to take the brickbats that the board should be fielding. Well-paid punch bags IMO.
We will not get an adequate replacement for Mirallas if he is sold. What we really need above all others is a top play maker who can provide goal scoring opportunities. The best we have had in recent years has been Baines of all people. Our midfielders are basically mediocre with no one coming through from the academy except defenders.
27 Posted 21/04/2015 at 23:36:22
28 Posted 22/04/2015 at 19:28:06
Agree with Minik (#18) that Kone should be a bit more arrogant. Fingers crossed youÃ‚re right (#9).
Also agree with Trevor (#26) that we (desperately) need players who can score 10+ goals a season. COYB
29 Posted 24/04/2015 at 18:40:52
To be honest, I think heÃ‚s become lazy and that probably due to a degree of disenchantment with his role at EFC. During the Southampton game, Martinez withdrew Kone and put on Naisy with 20 mins to go. It was the ideal situation to bring on Mirallas. I think he would have revelled in the centre-forward role in that last quarter of the game especially when opponents were becoming tired.
It's now really down to Kev if he wants to stay. One thing I will say is that if he contributes 10-15 goals in a season, I will put up with our 60-minute man!!!
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