Permanent deal unlikely for Everton star, but it’s not all bad news

Everton supporters have been in fine voice in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their team finally record a second Premier League away victory of the season courtesy of a 2-1 success at Stoke City on Saturday.

Sam Allardyce’s men went into their clash with the relegation-threatened Potters having won just one of their preceding 15 away league matches this season, in which time they picked up a paltry eight points. Yet the Toffees produced a much-improved away display at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday, with a brace from Cenk Tosun either side of an Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting equaliser securing all three points for the Merseysiders, in turn moving them to 40 points for the season and 12 points clear of the bottom three.

Subsequently, there have been many happy Evertonians in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are likely to be intrigued by a recent report from Nieuwsblad, which suggests that Olympiakos won’t make their loan move for winger Kevin Mirallas permanent in the summer.

The Belgium international made the move to the Greek giants back in January after falling down the pecking order at Goodison Park, having made just five Premier League appearances for the Toffees in the first half of the campaign.

And although the 30-year-old has appeared in all but one of Olympiakos’ league games since his arrival, reports suggest that the Greek Super League side, who are currently second in the division, will not make his loan move permanent this summer.

However, it’s not all bad news for Mirallas, as the report also suggests that Belgian First Division side Standard Liege are keeping tabs on the Everton man, and with his contract up at the Merseyside club in the summer, it’s a move which could well take place during the close season.

Landlord’s verdict: Kevin Mirallas fell down the pecking order at an alarming rate in the first half of the season, earning just five Premier League appearances for Everton, just two of which were starts.

And while he has been a regular feature for Olympiakos since his loan move there in January, reports suggest that he hasn’t done enough to warrant a permanent move this summer, in news which is unlikely to delight the 30-year-old.

However, it’s not all bad news though, as Standard Liege are reportedly keeping an eye on the winger’s efforts 14 years after he left the club for French side Lille.

And with his contract up at Everton in the summer, one thing is for sure – his time at Goodison Park will be at an end come the conclusion of the current campaign.

Everton fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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