Club chairman Bill Kenwright had suggested earlier in the week that the Belgian was about to extend his stay with the Toffees and the new deal was confirmed before kick of today's 1-0 win over Watford.
Mirallas joined Everton from Olympiacos in 2012 when he was signed by then manager David Moyes for £5.3m. Though he has battled injury and mercurial form during his five years with the club, he has remained an explosive player on his day and is now very much settled in the northwest.
He has 30 goals in 145 league appearances, managing four this season from 21 starts.
“This contract is very important for me and my family," he told the official site after agreeing to the new terms. "I am very happy here — this is the best club for me.
“I've been here five years and it's very important for me to win a trophy here. I've said before that my dream is to win at least one trophy with Everton and I firmly believe we are heading in the right direction.
“We have an amazing manager, an amazing team, and amazing fans."
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1 Posted 13/05/2017 at 06:19:17
An established international for one of the world's top-ranked nations, he has, in effect, pledged the rest of his career to Everton; after all, he'll be 32 by the end of this new deal.
If only others, Ross Barkley for one, could show such loyalty and maturity. If Kev can see a bright future for us under Koeman & Moshiri, why can't Ross or even Rom see the positives in our future as our rebuilding project takes shape?
Inconsistent? Yes, but so are lots of wingers, and he can still be mercurial and a potential match winner on his day.
Good on you, Kevin, nice to know you feel this is 'your' club. I wish you and the whole team success next season.
2 Posted 13/05/2017 at 07:49:56
3 Posted 13/05/2017 at 08:19:20
He's obviously not 100% what Koeman is looking for, or he'd be starting every game, but there's no point letting someone of his talent leave on a free if he wants to fight for his place and believes the club is going in the right direction.
I wouldn't be surprised if he leaves next January but I'd love to see him become a consistent performer for us.
4 Posted 13/05/2017 at 10:03:20
He seems to turn it on against Leicester for example. I remember the goal he scored against them last season, when we lost 3-1 at theirs and were in free-fall.
I was with relatives from Leicester, who were obviously celebrating the title win. But they were well impressed when Kev made that goal from nothing, beating players with style. I just said to them, that's what Everton CAN do. They agreed, and said we'd be back this season which, to a large extent, we are.
5 Posted 13/05/2017 at 10:22:57
Rewarded for failure. Sums up the depths that Everton FC are plumbing under Kenwright's desperate regime and gives all the signals that the era of no trophies and just making up the numbers are here to stay.
The fact that people are happy with this situation is another symptom of how the happy-clappy Premier League sickness has infected even our support, nothing but cannon fodder for the media darlings.
Count me out.
6 Posted 13/05/2017 at 10:34:45
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8 Posted 13/05/2017 at 11:35:28
Let's be honest, the fayre that's been dished up has been awful and, apart from the Man City and Bournemouth games, the season has been underwhelming. The away form is embarrassing and some of Koeman's team selections leave me nonplussed.
I tend to agree with what Paul Burns said; it does sum up the depths we are plumbing. I'll be straight here: I expect more of the same next season.
9 Posted 13/05/2017 at 13:10:52
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11 Posted 13/05/2017 at 14:03:45
How many quick attackers get better when they hit 30? Generally they lose some pace and became less impactful. Aaron Lennon, for example.
12 Posted 13/05/2017 at 14:45:50
Maybe Mirallas being here can attract his buddy Lukaku, though it will take big signings to make it up. By keeping our good players, the club can also attract better players. COYB.
13 Posted 13/05/2017 at 20:13:24
No crosses, just one shot, few forward passes, spent almost all the game passing and running when with the ball across the pitch or back towards his own goal.
No link-up play with Lukaku (not easy). Only 30 goals in 144 games and only 4 this season after a lot of game time. Simply not good enough.
14 Posted 13/05/2017 at 22:49:15
His Premier League goals since he came in 2012 season have been 6, 9, 7, 4, 4 this season. Average 6. He's had a lot of game time this season. Not good enough.
15 Posted 13/05/2017 at 22:56:02
Perhaps he and Barkley would play better if we had more creative players in the team and intelligent, quick defenders. Also a livewire up front if Lukaku goes or stays and plays alongside him.
16 Posted 14/05/2017 at 08:11:19
Once again... Why?
17 Posted 14/05/2017 at 08:47:29
Maybe age... although 29 isn't that old but yes, a bit of the pace has gone, maybe he has just gone a bit stale after five years here now?
A decent squad player next season but I don't see many starts and don't expect more than what I've seen from him than this season to be honest.
18 Posted 14/05/2017 at 08:58:09
The only thing consistent about him is he flatters to deceive; you can bet your life he will never change.
19 Posted 14/05/2017 at 14:05:55
How can our manager sell our future plans to top 4 Champions League players when he only has 2 years left?
20 Posted 15/05/2017 at 06:13:44
I can't remember which one of the pundits said it, but what we need to do in the transfer market now is buy first team players that are an improvement on current ones. Those who are displaced then join the squad. As the quality of the team goes up, the quality of the players we let go also goes up!
At the beginning of this season, we had a bloated squad with plenty of deadwood taking up wages. Credit to the club for moving so many out this year.
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