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Kevin Mirallas | Forward

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 159

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Roberto Martinez has lined up Seville winger Diego Capel as a replacement for the restless Kevin Mirallas…
The relationship between Kevin Mirallas and Roberto Martinez has been strained ever since last season’s ‘penalty-gate’. After Mirallas insisted on taking, then missing a penalty he won v West Brom last season, Mirallas failed to appear for the second half. Martinez first claimed the change was due to injury, later saying it was tactical. It emerged that Mirallas wanted to score to display a t-shirt tribute to the late Junior Malanda. Either way, it put a wedge between the two fueling speculation that Mirallas could be on his way. The arrival of winger Gerard Deufoleu, interest in Tottenham’s Aaron Lennon (possibly as part of a swap deal) has done nothing to quell the rumors. And now Martinez’s interest in Seville’s Spanish international wide man Diego Capel suggests the writing is on the wall. Seville are looking for around £2m. Jul 25 - 9:39 AM

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Ongoing speculation about the futures of James McCarthy, Kevin Mirallas and now John Stones threatens to sabotage Everton’s season before it starts…

Summer transfer speculation is nothing new for Everton. Last year it was Seamus Coleman and Ross Barkley, the year before Marouanne Fellaini and Leighton Baines. This summer however, Martinez has boldly – and repeatedly – stated that Everton are no longer a ‘selling’ club. But it seems nobody is listening. James McCarthy has been heavily linked with Man City and Tottenham. Kevin Mirallas is the subject of a £6m bid from West Ham. And Chelsea are circling above John Stones, ready, willing and able to pay whatever it takes. The signing of Gerard Deufoleu will negate the loss of Mirallas and the addition of Tom Cleverley softens the blow if McCarthy leaves. But it is a worrying lack of progress following last season’s bottom half finish. And should crown Jewel John Stones succumb to Jose’s charms, Martinez could be left with just one senior center-back. And a back full of money has never made a tackle, won a header or kept a clean sheet…
Source: The Guardian
Jul 21 - 5:11 AM

Mauricio Pochettino is looking to revamp Spurs as an attacking force. The club are believed to be preparing a double swoop with Chelsea winger Victor Moses and Everton speedster Kevin Mirallas high on his shopping list this summer.

Tottenham tailed off during the latter part of the 2014/15 season, a dip in form which ultimately cost the Lilywhites a shot at Champions League qualification. Only Harry Kane was able to deliver consistently while the form of Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli was patchy at best. With Aaron Lennon expected to depart over the coming weeks Pochettino has focussed his attention on Victor Moses who impressed on-loan at Stoke before injury curtailed his season and Kevin Mirallas. The Belgian only started 8 BPL games in 2015 and failed to complete 90 minutes in any of those.
Source: London24
Jun 27 - 8:53 AM

Everton look set to lose winger Kevin Mirallas with Tottenham standing by to swoop…

Mirallas is in the last year of his contract at Everton and reportedly keen on a move to London, which could prompt Tottenham to reignite their pursuit of the Belgian. A swap deal involving Aaron Lennon almost went through in January – Lennon spent a successful second half of the season at Goodison and both parties seem keen to make the move permanent – but Tottenham are expected to make a straight cash offer for Mirallas. With a figure of around £7 million mooted. The mercurial Mirallas scored seven goals from just 18 starts last term and is highly thought of at Everton, but the relationship between him and manager Roberto Martinez soured after the ‘penalty gate’ incident v West Brom in January. The arrival of £4.3 million winger Gerard Deufoleu from Barcelona this week and an enquiry about the availability of Man United’s Adnan Januzaj on loan will not have improved relations between the two.
Source: The Mirror
Jun 27 - 8:36 AM

Everton kept up their solid home form with another win and clean sheet, their third straight in each department, today disposing of Burnley, 1-0.

It looked like a potential disaster for the Toffees in this one just 10 minutes in, when Aaron Lennon was brought down by David Jones and a penalty was awarded, though it appeared Lennon wasn't quite all the way in the area. For unknown reasons, Ross Barkley took the spot kick and it was saved rather easily by Tom Heaton, causing the Goodison Park crowd to understandably grown. Mirallas would help put that event past them though on the half hour mark. He collected a McCarthy cross that touched Arouna Kone on the way over and slotted home at the far post, though he scuffed his original kick. The Toffees couldn't seal the points with an additional goal but their ability to keep the Clarets out was aided by Ashley Barnes' sending off just before the break, giving Everton the man advantage for the final 45.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 18 - 12:10 PM

Kevin Mirallas has been sidelined for the past three league games due to a dead leg picked up against Dynamo Kiev but is pushing for a return next weekend when the Toffees host Southampton.

Roberto Martinez expressed confidence earlier in the week that the Belgian would be back in action immediately after the international break but has since admitted that his availability for the match against the Saints is still in question. Unless there is extremely positive news heading into next weekend, it would be wise to avoid Mirallas for fear he may not start. However, his price in the Yahoo game has dropped drastically in recent weeks and is an absolute bargain once he gets his spot back. He is one to monitor for a barndoor move the next time his name makes Martinez's XI.
Mar 28 - 2:45 PM

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas will face a race against time to make the squad for this weekends’ game against Queens Park Rangers after Roberto Martinez decided not to risk the Belgium international in Thursdays’ Europa League game.

Mirallas remained at Finch Farm to continue treatment on the injury he picked up during the first leg against Kiev in an attempt to make the game at Loftus Road in GW30. However there was better news as Aiden McGeady has recovered from a knee injury [bruised patella] to travel with the Toffees – John Stones was also part of the 21 man squad after returning to the bench last weekend following a spell out due to illness. Everton hold a slender [2-1] lead going into the game and avoiding would see them progress to the quarter-final stages of the competition.
Source: The Mirror
Mar 18 - 12:22 PM

Due to recent performance, Kevin Mirallas has seen his price dip to a season low but with Everton beginning to play better, it may represent a good time to buy him on the cheap.

The penalty debacle between Mirallas and Leighton Baines and the former's subsequent miss illuminated just how poorly things were going for the Toffees, but it may provide the catalyst for a turnaround to their season. The addition of Aaron Lennon on the opposite flank and an end to a scoring drought last week by Romelu Lukaku has investment in the Toffee attack trending upward and Mirallas is going for just a tick over 8m in the Yahoo game right now. If you believe Everton will score at home in this weekend's derby, an 8m gamble on Mirallas looks the best value. While he will never take a penalty again for his club, he is still grabbing his share of set piece work.
Feb 4 - 3:46 PM

The controversial choice by Kevin Mirallas to take spot kick duties away from Leighton Baines in Everton's previous league match against West Brom and subsequent removal later in the match apparently has been settled in the locker room and Mirallas should be available for selection when the Toffees face Palace tomorrow.

One thing is for sure, you will not be seeing anyone taking penalties for the Toffees when Leighton Baines is on the pitch except for Leighton Baines. His record there is solid and everyone except Mirallas was aware of that before the incident two weekends ago. Now the word on the street is that Mirallas is angling for a move away from Goodison Park, with Spurs already being rumored as a potential new home, but Everton will probably wait to unload him in the summer. It would be in Mirallas' best interest to swallow some pride, chalk up the mistake and play hard for Roberto Martinez. The irony is that his sizzling form is what probably led to the incident to begin with. If he doesn't start tomorrow, Everton can say it is due to nothing more than a hamstring issue, but realistically it would imply that he is firmly in the doghouse, not the physio room.
Source: Mirror
Jan 30 - 3:43 PM

Roberto Martinez has claimed that Kevin Mirallas was substituted in the second half of Everton's nil-nil draw with West Brom due to an injury rather than having wrestled a penalty opportunity from Leighton Baines and then missed it.

Given his history, the possibility that Kevin Mirallas sustained an injury that caused his halftime substitution should never be ruled out. That said, the "injury" came at a time when the Manager would be well within his rights to be furious with Mirallas. The Belgian attacker has been linked with a move to Spurs and the act of petulance could easily be interpreted as an attempt to increase his value (by scoring another goal) or misbehave his way out of town. In either case, Martinez would be loath to out his player for fear of diminishing his value on the market.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 23 - 12:01 PM

Everton dominated possession, but couldn't find the back of the net, drawing nil-nil with West Brom at Goodison Park on Monday.

Everton earned a penalty late in the first half, but Kevin Mirallas missed it. Leighton Baines is Everton's primary penalty-kick taker, so it's a little shocking to see Mirallas try and vulture it from him. The miss resulted in Mirallas being pulled from the game at halftime and replaced by Bryan Oviedo, although head coach Roberto Martinez said that it was injury related. Everton won't be happy with the clean sheet because they really needed all three points. They deserved it too, out-possessing West Brom 69% to 31% and out-shooting them 17 to 5 (and SOG 4 to 0). Everton currently rank 12th in the league with 23 points.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 19 - 5:13 PM

Everton will have to wait a few more days before the full extent of Kevin Mirallas’ ankle injury is known after scans on Tuesday proved inconclusive.

The Belgium winger is said to be fairly confident of facing Southampton this weekend but doctors fear there maybe ligament damage which would keep the player out for around 2/3 weeks. Mirallas has been in sparkling form since his return following almost two months out because of a hamstring injury and this latest setback could prove to be a massive blow with a busy set of fixtures coming up. However Roberto Martinez can at least count on a number of returning midfielders as his recent run of injury problems seems to be coming to an end – Steven Naismith marked his comeback on Monday with a goal against QPR while Darron Gibson and James McCarthy are very close to full fitness.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 06:54:00 PM

There are no fresh injury concerns for Everton ahead of their trip to Burnley, though we have been given an updated timetable on the return of Kevin Mirallas.

Mirallas continues to heal his hammy but Roberto Martinez has come out recently to state he hopes the Belgian midfielder would be fit after the next international break, which falls in mid-November. How long he can sustain fitness once he does return is the million dollar question. John Stones, Arouna Kone, and Bryan Oviedo continue to be on the shelf with Kone and Oviedo getting closer to their expected return
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 12:14:00 PM

A thunderbolt deep into stoppage time from Everton defender Phil Jagielka was enough to share the spoils at Anfield but post-match celebrations were muted by the news that Kevin Mirallas is facing an extended period out due to a thigh injury.

The attacking Belgium is no stranger to muscular related problems but following his well-documented issues during the early part of his Everton career the winger was beginning to allay concerns of any serious long-term problems. Kevin Mirallas played over 2300 minutes of league football during the 2013/14 season - a run which included 32 appearances [28 starts]. However this latest setback did not look good – from the way Mirallas instantly pulled up and signalled to the bench to his departure in obvious discomfort. With Ross Barkley "progressing" but still a few weeks away Martinez will be hoping the likes of Steven Pienaar and Arouna Kone are available soon as their quality and experience will be essential as Everton try to cope with a hectic fixture schedule.
Source: HITC Sport
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 07:51:00 PM

Kevin Mirallas has made a good start to the season and is being tipped to perform again against West Brom in Week 4.

In seasons gone by we could rarely recommend Mirallas because he was essentially playing as a right-winger for Everton despite being classified as a striker in the Yahoo game, but his reclassification has made him a very interesting option for the season ahead. The Belgian gave Chelsea a torrid time as his side attempted a brave fight-back in Week 3 and he has the pace and quality to cause West Brom a whole host of problems this weekend.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 09:15:00 AM