Everton attacker Kevin Mirallas has today expressed his regret regarding the collapse of his transfer from Everton to Olympiakos.
Belgian international Mirallas was heavily linked with a move away from Goodison Park for much of the summer, with the Toffees having brought in a raft of new recruits during the transfer market.
However, the long-term injury suffered by wide-man Yannick Bolasie and lack of Premier League experience possessed by summer signings Ademola Lookman and Nikola Vlasic left Ronald Koeman and co. in a predicament regarding Mirallas, with the club eventually deciding to hold onto the 29-year-old winger.
Mirallas had looked extremely close to a switch to Greek giants Olympiakos towards the close of the transfer window on Thursday, with the 56-time capped international having today spoken of his deep sadness having missed out on the move.
As per Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur, Mirallas, who is currently on international duty with the Red Devils squad, admitted:
‘I really wanted to join Olympiakos. I’m really sad. Everton didn’t want to let me go.’