Everton Suffer Derby Blow As Mirallas Issues 'Wantaway' Plea
In the midst of what has been a dreadful season for the blue half of Merseyside, Everton have been dealt a significant blow on the eve of the Merseyside Derby, with fan-favourite Kevin Mirallas claiming that he is "ready for a new challenge", according to the Liverpool Echo. Mirallas' comments come after a tumultuous January in which - under speculation of a mooted move to Tottenham Hotspur - he missed a humiliating penalty against West Brom which ended up costing Everton a vital win.
Mirallas is said to want Champions League football in this stage in his career, and does not foresee this happening at Everton. However, it really is hard to envisage who would be attracted to the prospect of signing Mirallas - a largely unimpressive and injury-prone winger with very little goal threat or tactical intelligence. Certainly, none of England's top four would be interested in him, nor would any of Europe's elites, so perhaps this may be a case of the grass being greener on the other side for Kevin Mirallas.