Everton winger Kevin Mirallas is expected to be sold or sent out on loan again this summer, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The 31-year-old was played as a right-back for the 1-1 draw against FC Sion on Sunday, with Marco Silva preferring to give youngster Joe Williams a chance out wide instead, showing his lack of standing in his current manager’s thinking.
Mirallas is into the final year of his contract, the Liverpool Echo also reports, and a Goodison Park exit now looks to be on the cards this transfer window.
His latest loan spell was with Fiorentina, where he failed to sustain his place in the starting 11, making 15 league starts and 12 substitute appearances, scoring twice and assisting once.
Everton currently have the likes of Richarlison, Theo Walcott and Ademola Lookman who are all comfortable in Mirallas’ favoured right wing position, so it is unlikely the Belgian will get many chances to play there.
It is probably for the best that Mirallas leaves Everton, either on loan or on a permanent basis, so that he is able to get some game time this season.
If he were to be loaned out, that would mean he would be a free agent next summer, which could encourage more teams to come in for him.
Though at 31-years-old he may want to find somewhere he can settle and see out the remainder of his career. Whatever option he takes, it seems clear his future is away from Goodison Park.
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