Both Everton and Fiorentina have this morning confirmed that Kevin Mirallas is set to join the latter on loan for next season.
Mirallas, a versatile 30-year-old attacker, made the move to Goodison Park from Olympiacos in 2012, following a prolific stint in the Greek SuperLeague.
And the Belgian international has since gone on to enjoy an up-and-down spell on Merseyside, with the constant changes on the bench at Goodison having seen Mirallas favoured by some managers over others.
After managing an impressive 35 Premier League appearances during the 2016/17 campaign, Mirallas subsequently fell out of favour under both Ronald Koeman and Sam Allarydce to start out last season, with the gifted winger having been sent out on loan to former club Olympiacos for the remainder of the campaign in January.
As such, the 57-time capped Red Devils’ international’s long-term future at Everton has since been called into serious question, with new Toffees’ boss Marco Silva reportedly not viewing the Standard Liege youth product as part of his plans moving forward.
And, as per the aforementioned announcements on behalf of both the Merseysiders and Serie A outfit Fiorentina this morning, Mirallas is set to seal his second departure from Goodison Park in the space of 6 months imminently, with the Belgian due for a medical in Florence today, ahead of a loan switch to the Stadio Artemio Franchi:
↩ | Kevin Mirallas will join Serie A side Fiorentina on a season-long loan, subject to medical.
— Everton (@Everton) August 4, 2018
— ACF Fiorentina (@acffiorentina) August 4, 2018
Mirallas’ move comes in the form of a one-year loan, thought to be worth around 500,000 Euro, with an option to purchase for 7 million Euro next summer.