Everton player was abruptly informed of loan due to ‘high salary’


Kevin Mirallas, a retired Belgian winger for the Toffees, told the press how he was asked to leave on loan. Marco Silva, the current Fulham manager, told Mirallas of this decision. During his seven years at Everton, the former Belgian international played 186 games, contributing 33 assists and 38 goals.

Mirallas talked to DH Net about his story at Everton. He told them about how his time at Everton came to an end in the Premier League.

Kevin Mirallas on Everton exit

He said,

“First of all, you should know that Fiorentina had already been interested in me before I went to Olympiacos. But I had already given my consent.

“The end of the 2017/18 season is coming. I went on vacation, there were still contacts with Fiorentina. Everton’s new coach Marcos Silva told me: ‘Listen, you’re going to do the preparation with us and then we’ll see.’

“It didn’t change anything for me because I had decided to do the pre-season with Everton before making a decision about my future: either I had served my time at Everton, or I continued because I still had two years on my contract.”

“The preseason went very well, I played everything. And a week before the start of the championship, the coach told me that I was not going to start, that I was not sure of having my place. Which wasn’t a problem for me.

“Except that the next day, he called me again to tell me that it was going to be complicated given that my salary was so high and that it was better that I go on loan. And from there, it was activated with Fiorentina.”

When his contract expired in 2019, Mirallas moved on a free transfer to Royal Antwerp after being loaned out to Olympiacos and Fiorentina in 2018. Mirallas retired in 2023.

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