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The Belgian forward agreed terms this week and signed the paperwork at Finch Farm today to end speculation over his future.
Mirallas, a Ł5.3m capture from Olympiacos three years ago, had two years left on his existing deal after Everton took up the option to extend it by an extra season to maximise his transfer value this summer should the player have elected to move on.
The 27 year-old had spoken of his desire for Champions League football earlier this year and hinted that were the Blues unable to achieve it bia the Europa League last season, he might need to look elsewhere to achieve his dreams.
Manager Rpberto Martinez has successfully convinced him that his future lies at Goodison Park however and the Mirallas, expressed his delight to evertonfc.com.
“We all know the goalscoring threat and talent that Kevin brings to the team and it was very important to end the uncertainty regarding the next step in his career,” Martinez said.
“To say I am delighted is an understatement. What this means is that Kevin has chosen Everton for the next chapter in his career and, as you can imagine, his potential impact and contribution will be a major part of what we are trying to achieve.
“That continuity in our squad and renewed focus will provide the strong platform on which we will build the 2015/16 campaign.”
Mirallas has scored 29 goals in 85 starts and 25 substitute appearances for the Toffees, including 11 goals in 24 starts last season.
He said: “I’m really happy to commit three more years to the Club. I’ve always been happy here, this is my team and my family is settled here, too, so it was a very easy decision when I sat down with the manager and the Chairman.
“My goal is to help the team and our objectives are to aim as high as we can. This is a club that wants to win trophies and compete in European competition and the fans could not be more supportive in helping us to achieve these goals.
“The fans are a huge part of this Club and I hope they are as pleased as I am to have committed my future here.”
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1 Posted 07/08/2015 at 15:41:23
2 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:05:01
3 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:05:54
4 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:05:58
Stay healthy, Kevin, and go get 'em.
5 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:06:17
6 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:07:23
7 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:08:48
8 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:10:44
Maybe he'll stop sulking now and get back to the player he was 6 months ago!
A front 3 of Mirallas, Lukaku and Deulofeu is real quality. Shame they're all made of glass and we probably won't see it for more the 10 or 15 games!
9 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:13:45
10 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:14:12
11 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:14:42
My 6-year-old will be thrilled. Super Kev is his favorite player.
12 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:16:55
13 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:19:16
15 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:26:55
Now can Bill get the cheque book out please.
16 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:28:40
17 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:32:19
18 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:39:53
19 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:40:17
Too much to ask?
20 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:45:04
Lost the dressing room?
21 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:45:58
22 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:50:46
Love this fella - a feisty, cocky, maverick, matchwinner.
Absolutely delighted he's signed.
Can't wait to get to Goodison tomorrow.
23 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:55:18
24 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:55:50
Either way, it's great news; let's hope they start showing that commitment from tomorrow onwards!
25 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:56:19
In true theatre style, I wonder if Bill will have the new boys on the pitch before the game holding up their shirts????
26 Posted 07/08/2015 at 16:58:40
Well done RM, never in my time supporting Everton have we managed to keep hold of so many players coveted by other teams.
27 Posted 07/08/2015 at 17:00:14
28 Posted 07/08/2015 at 17:00:27
29 Posted 07/08/2015 at 17:11:21
I do, Matthew. I also remember the 11 goals he scored for us which more than made up for it.
Mirallas is a cracking player on his day and even though those "days" aren't as frequent as we'd like, we're far better off with him at the club than out of it. That kind of talent would cost a lot of money to acquire these days so I'm happy as long as his heart is with us.
30 Posted 07/08/2015 at 17:12:52
I only hope we're not being softened up for the loss of Stones.
31 Posted 07/08/2015 at 17:15:50
32 Posted 07/08/2015 at 17:18:02
Hopefully it all works out.
33 Posted 07/08/2015 at 17:18:16
34 Posted 07/08/2015 at 17:24:58
Must admit the players seem united behind our man.
35 Posted 07/08/2015 at 17:28:30
We all know who is No 6... so the question is, Who is No 1?
36 Posted 07/08/2015 at 17:30:18
Roberto Martinez has done an absolutely terrific job in selling his sense/vision of the club to Kevin and James and getting them both to commit to it for the longer term.
Much maligned at times -- and often (as with uninformed and ultimately incorrect insinuations about his relationship with this pair and their views of him and his club) without any secure basis for doing so -- Martinez seems to have the players on his side (now that Distin has been booted out) and this can only be good for 2015-16.
If he can buy well in the three parts of the pitch he wants to improve then the squad will be in pretty good shape for the testing ten matches ahead (trouble is, needless to say, that there are a handful of games before the window shuts).
The 'Stones affair' rolls on but Martinez has done no wrong so far as I can see in how he has handled it and himself. Far from it, we ought to be cheered by his recent stance and words aimed at Terry and the King's Road tossers.
A very good week for Martinez up to now! But tomorrow is another day.
I have more than a few issues with Martinez but credit where credit is due and one of his strengths IMO -- in contrast to a lot of what has been said -- is his relationships with his players. The Wigan thing has been done to death and it's boring. How about a different spin: plenty of his former players seem very happy to play for Martinez again.
38 Posted 07/08/2015 at 17:48:46
Come on Kev, a brace tomorrow please.
39 Posted 07/08/2015 at 17:54:13
All that bollocks beginning if the season that he was off and fans saying value ١-5M. Unbelievable! One of our most valuable players and few real goal threats!
40 Posted 07/08/2015 at 17:54:14
One game does not make a season, so let's get behind the lads. COYBB.
41 Posted 07/08/2015 at 17:59:59
So despite the fact that we haven't signed nobody since 1st July, stop bleeding moaning about lack of signings. Who knows what's around the corner? Exactly, NO-ONE!!
42 Posted 07/08/2015 at 18:02:08
43 Posted 07/08/2015 at 18:02:30
Now for Charlie Austin, Van Dych and Nolito and new owners, manager and stadium and we can become great again.
Suppose you cant have it all then eh?
44 Posted 07/08/2015 at 18:06:44
45 Posted 07/08/2015 at 18:07:51
47 Posted 07/08/2015 at 18:14:43
So you haven't had the thought that Stones is going to go to Chelsea at 10:57 and Bill comes out and blames Chelsea for stalling the deal which didn't give us enough time to bring someone in?
Where's the Arteta money, Bill?
48 Posted 07/08/2015 at 18:21:21
Swiftly following up Jimmy Mc's new contract with KM's is good work.
Yes, I really would like the three new bodies as well, but keeping these 2 is far better than having to bring in replacements.
And I also most heartily agree with the comments above regarding how sweet it is to defiantly rubbish the "red rags" fairy stories.
49 Posted 07/08/2015 at 18:31:38
On his day he is a match winner. We need him to perform in 3 out of 4 games not his 1-2 out of 4.
A very good player for us to sign up on a new contract.
A nasty streak to his play as well. Nothing wrong with that.
50 Posted 07/08/2015 at 18:34:02
Quality player when he's arsed hopefully he'll stay fit and if he does the we'll do well
51 Posted 07/08/2015 at 18:40:13
52 Posted 07/08/2015 at 18:41:45
53 Posted 07/08/2015 at 18:42:05
Good lad! PL defenders will be most upset that you haven't moved to Italy or somewhere. NSNO!
54 Posted 07/08/2015 at 18:42:37
56 Posted 07/08/2015 at 19:01:41
57 Posted 07/08/2015 at 19:02:53
58 Posted 07/08/2015 at 19:06:39
59 Posted 07/08/2015 at 19:10:33
60 Posted 07/08/2015 at 19:10:41
Favorite post of the day. And I second it.
Thanks Roberto! Well done gaffer!
61 Posted 07/08/2015 at 19:16:54
Things are starting to look that bit different now to the new season. it's strange how tying up a couple of player's that are all ready with us can seem like new buys.
Two further additions would give us a real chance of pushing on and competing with the top six again. In my view.
63 Posted 07/08/2015 at 19:20:52
64 Posted 07/08/2015 at 19:23:39
It's nice to have a player who can win you games, but they all need to be prepared to sweat blood for the cause. Having talent does not excuse lack of commitment.
I remember calling his performance at Villa the worst and least committed I have ever seen from an Everton player Ă˘â‚¬â€ť I did not say that lightly. Match winner one day, complete passenger the next. Not acceptable.
I think he may have been surprised that there was not a queue of top clubs chasing his signature, that may not be a bad thing. Perhaps it will focus his mind.
Even when it isn't going well, he still needs to contribute.
65 Posted 07/08/2015 at 19:26:26
When all is said and done, Kev and Rom are our match-winners - the stats say as much.
With Del and another attacking signing we carry some threat.
Give us a decent CB and a play-maker too and we're ready.
66 Posted 07/08/2015 at 19:32:46
Id happily see him playing 10 role behind lukaku...think he's a bit wasted out wide
67 Posted 07/08/2015 at 19:39:42
68 Posted 07/08/2015 at 19:50:55
Just needs a run free from injuries now. Just keep him away from penalties!
69 Posted 07/08/2015 at 19:51:06
Anyone with a brain would have to go for Kevin, I reckon.
70 Posted 07/08/2015 at 20:02:55
71 Posted 07/08/2015 at 20:14:36
Whatever people say about the effort he puts in, the simple fact is he's by F.A.R the most creative goal scoring threat we have in midfield. Take Rom and Mirallas out of the team and we have no goals whatsoever.
72 Posted 07/08/2015 at 20:23:46
73 Posted 07/08/2015 at 20:24:01
74 Posted 07/08/2015 at 20:31:21
75 Posted 07/08/2015 at 20:32:18
77 Posted 07/08/2015 at 20:50:30
78 Posted 07/08/2015 at 20:56:58
79 Posted 07/08/2015 at 20:57:27
80 Posted 07/08/2015 at 21:05:36
Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Baines, McCarthy, Cleverly, Barkley, Deulofeu, Mirallas, Lukaku. That could do some damage.
82 Posted 07/08/2015 at 21:22:46
84 Posted 07/08/2015 at 21:38:26
As a boringly constant supporter of Martinez (to some) to follow on from what Paul Ferry has already said the players who have the inside story of what's happening with the manager and the club in general have always seemed to be behind RM. That goes for present players and past players that have been under him at other clubs.
Make no mistake though after tomorrows game we have an awful run of fixtures which were going to struggle to get points, so lets not go into panic stations too quickly, its a long season!
85 Posted 07/08/2015 at 21:43:41
86 Posted 07/08/2015 at 22:02:49
If we played Matt's team above (72) though i'd be much more optimistic.
Still feel we need another top quality winger, striker and backup experienced cb.
87 Posted 07/08/2015 at 22:12:12
Sorry Darren @, but that's a matching colander pair of statements.
The penalty was an isolated incident. There was one such incident.
Then, as an example of a time "when he just could not be arsed", that penalty really isn't one.
He does look too uninvolved occasionally (and that is too frequently for Me).
88 Posted 07/08/2015 at 22:51:42
As a manager can Rob Mart,
Time, as always, will tell.
89 Posted 07/08/2015 at 23:33:19
I suspect that there has been much more going on in the dressing room than we will ever know. I think Roberto is managing the public image of that.
Jimmy and Kevin in two days is a sigh of relief, not a strategy.
90 Posted 07/08/2015 at 23:38:58
92 Posted 07/08/2015 at 23:41:38
93 Posted 07/08/2015 at 23:42:57
Let's back El Bob and the boys to the rafters and hope that Bobs first season was the true reflection, even the best managers have mostly had second season syndrome. I lost patience with him last season but with another CB we have a very strong squad - I certainly agree with everyone who says Mirallas can be our No. 10 and am over the moon he has signed an extension. With the Euro's coming up a lot of our young guys have a lot to prove this season and I think we will see them bust their balls to get in their national squads.
Keep the faith, let's believe something special is going to happen and the players may just believe it too.
95 Posted 07/08/2015 at 00:05:46
When I saw Kev at the Swindon friendly it was evident that he was going nowhere .
Sometimes agents need to be educated by their client after the club and the fans have shown Kev we care and love him ....
Think he has got to the stage of his career that he will not go to a Champions League team ...
Now I hope he now focuses on EFC and along with Lukaku we go to town on teams ...
96 Posted 07/08/2015 at 00:11:16
Take those 2 out of the squad and things would be looking very bleak.
It will give the rest of the players a big lift.
It sends a message to the other clubs that they can't just come and cherry pick players from Everton.
It may help to settle the John Stones situation down.
It also suggests that the players are behind Martinez - we fans may have differing about the manager - but the players have to believe in him.
New season - new hope that a repeat of Martinez's first season is possible.
Up the blues!
97 Posted 08/08/2015 at 00:16:36
98 Posted 07/08/2015 at 00:16:39
We know his faults but made up he's still here. Roll on Watford.
99 Posted 08/08/2015 at 01:12:50
102 Posted 08/08/2015 at 08:57:52
The outcome has been great, but nobody knew how this would end up, and most people's concerns were totally justified. It's not a case of point scoring or proving who was right or wrong, but what is best for the team that's important.
103 Posted 08/08/2015 at 12:41:26
For me he is class and can make the difference. If we were to replace him it would cost £25 million to get the same competencies.
Now Kevin don't let me down
105 Posted 09/08/2015 at 12:31:59
106 Posted 10/08/2015 at 05:00:07
This could quite easily create a massive forward shift in our player development ... on and off the playing field (top talent creates talent). Keep them! give them opportunities within the team/squad...develop them! Give them the support they deserve and hopefully...with a bit of luck watch us grow and wipe the smile off that Chelsea twat's face!
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