Saturday 15 December 2018

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas to spend season at Fiorentina

Mirallas made only two Premier League starts last season.

Kevin Mirallas, foreground, is set to join Fiorentina on loan (Martin Rickett/PA)
Kevin Mirallas, foreground, is set to join Fiorentina on loan (Martin Rickett/PA)

By Eleanor Crooks, Press Association Sport

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas is to join Fiorentina on a season-long loan, the Premier League club have announced.

The move, which is subject to a medical, comes after the Belgian spent the second half of last season on loan at Olympiakos in Greece having fallen down the pecking order at Goodison Park.

Mirallas joined Everton six years ago from Olympiakos and has made nearly 200 appearances but is not part of new manager Marco Silva’s current plans.

The 30-year-old made only two Premier League starts last season and was criticised for a lack of commitment. He fared better back at Olympiakos, scoring two goals in 13 appearances.

Silva’s squad is starting to take shape ahead of the Toffees’ Premier League opener away at Wolves next Saturday.

He has so far only made two signings in forward Richarlison and former Barcelona full-back Lucas Digne, but will hope to add further names after shipping out Davy Klaassen, Ramiro Funes Mori, Henry Onyekuru, Joel Robles, Wayne Rooney, Luke Garbutt, Shani Tarashaj, Ashley Williams and now Mirallas.

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