Mirallas poised for Fiorentina loan

Saturday, 4 August, 2018 26comments  |  Jump to last
Kevin Mirallas is set to join Fiorentina on a season-long loan subject to the completion of a successful medical, Everton have announced.

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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Tony Everan
1 Posted 04/08/2018 at 19:36:11
Hopefully he knuckles down and makes a real effort for Fiorentina. It’s the last chance saloon for Kevin.

I wish him good luck.

Derek Knox
2 Posted 04/08/2018 at 19:45:04
Tony, I tend to agree in wishing him luck, however he has flattered to deceive on so many occasions.

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.

Tony Everan
3 Posted 04/08/2018 at 20:06:28
Derek, I agree with that and I’m not sorry he has gone. It’s a small mercy but at least he is off the books and has a good chance of first team football again. If he does well they may even buy him! I will believe that when I see it.
Seamus McCrudden
4 Posted 04/08/2018 at 20:12:55
Wish him luck? That fucker has been earning multiples of thousands a week with his stinking attitude. In his own head he's a Messi or Ronaldo but couldn't lace their boots in reality.
Bill Gienapp
5 Posted 04/08/2018 at 22:01:32
His act wore thin a long time ago. I'm just glad he and Williams are gone this season.
Bill Watson
6 Posted 04/08/2018 at 22:43:41
Glad to see the back of him, if only for 12 months. It beggars belief he was offered a 3-year contract, last year. I can only imagine it was an attempt to extract a fee and prevent him walking away, for free.

Personally, I'd have realeased him at the end of his contact.

tony byrne
7 Posted 04/08/2018 at 23:09:37
A legend in his own head, good riddance.
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
8 Posted 04/08/2018 at 23:28:43
Is the £7m the part of the Kanchelskis money they still owe us?
Don Alexander
9 Posted 04/08/2018 at 23:45:52
If I was our lad Kevin I'd have been worried years ago that my biggest fan, my own dad, had all along been the only critic I'd ever listened to given that dad was saying what many fans had been saying. That's what he said to the press soon after joining us, verbatim.

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.

Davie Turner
10 Posted 05/08/2018 at 03:22:58
Still that kick on Suarez at Goodison is something I’ll never forget. He is one of those players who could have done so much more. Anyway, best of luck at Fiorentina lad earn that transfer.
Ernie Baywood
11 Posted 05/08/2018 at 04:08:46
He's a strange case. One of the more talented players we've had at the club in the last decade - genuinely had the ability to change games. At the same time I never really saw him skulk around - always looked up for the game.

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.

Ash Moore
12 Posted 05/08/2018 at 04:45:56
Nice comment Ernie #11.

Agree entirely. Always thought Mirallas biggest problem was his concentration.

Darren Hind
13 Posted 05/08/2018 at 06:37:23
"Stop him cutting in onto his right foot."

Once the wiser opposition defenders worked this out and coaches started issuing these instructions to the dumber ones, Mirallas was finished.

Mark Tanton
14 Posted 05/08/2018 at 06:43:13
Remember when Mirallas and Deulofeu terrorised Liverpool in the 3-3 draw in Martinez’s first season? They couldn’t live with Mirallas and so Suarez stamped down his leg - he has never been the same since.
Henrik Lyngsie
15 Posted 05/08/2018 at 07:03:04
Mark 14. I think it was the same 3-3 derby where Suarez injured both Distin and Mirallas (first time my kids went to Goodison. Fantastic match). Then Mirallas took revenge the following derby and kicked down Suarez. He probably should have had a red card but I loved it.
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.
T Blanshard
16 Posted 05/08/2018 at 18:47:16
I found this on their club's website.

'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?

Derek Taylor
17 Posted 05/08/2018 at 19:13:41
What is often forgotten is that it was Moyes and nor Martinez who brought Mirralas here from Greece.

I always thought the Catalan was suspicious of him from the moment he took over .

Dave Abrahams
18 Posted 05/08/2018 at 19:17:36
Mark (14), I think the incidents you describe happened in Mirallas's first season at Goodison when Moyes was manager, it finished 2-2. You are right about Saurez "doing" Mirallis.

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.

Denis Richardson
19 Posted 05/08/2018 at 19:19:42
That the last time a golden Bentley will be seen driving around Liverpool?

Have to say he’s 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 he’d 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 don’t know what the club was playing at, but he’s 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 it’s a start at least.

Derek Taylor
20 Posted 05/08/2018 at 19:27:03
T Blanchard at 16. In his case just one. Twat!
Sam Hoare
21 Posted 05/08/2018 at 19:38:03
Mirallas was actually very good for us for a while, particularly in 2013-14 when he got 9 goals and 7 assists which is an excellent return for a winger.

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.

Justin Doone
22 Posted 06/08/2018 at 10:39:45
Mirallas has genuinely been one of our most consistent threatening forwards. Loved watching him play but sadly he's never learnt that crucial lesson of being a team player. Yes he's was also frustrating but most fans of other teams can't understand why he's not played more often as he's such a threat.

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.

Mark Taylor
23 Posted 06/08/2018 at 14:44:00
The best think 'superkev' could do now is play lights out football for a change, and earn us the £7m, the least we deserve for being so utterly stupid as to extend his contract last year on inflated wages.

Does anyone know if we're having to sub his wages?

James Ford
24 Posted 06/08/2018 at 21:22:11
Mirallas still being on the payroll signifies everything that is wrong with Everton in recent years . poor decision after poor decision... just like kev’s passing...
Victor Yu
25 Posted 07/08/2018 at 09:37:01
He was actually very good until that penalty incident.
Barry Jones
26 Posted 08/08/2018 at 01:58:46
Very good player who was the victim of poor coaches and poor coaching decisions.

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