Kevin Mirallas has got Everton fans reacting to claims club is a ‘business’

Former Everton winger Kevin Mirallas may only be on loan at Fiorentina after a poor return to Olympiacos, but he may not be welcome on Merseyside again.

At least that would only be down to his performances on the pitch at Goodison Park and not what he has had to say to Belgian media.

Speaking to Sport/Foot, via reporting by Sports Witness, the 31-year-old forward spoke on how the Blues reacted to the loss of Romelu Lukaku and how life was confusing under Ronald Koeman.

“During Ronald Koeman’s first year, I wasn’t sure whether to renew my contract. Did I really want to stay here or try something new?” the Belgium international noted.

“The club had warned us, using Ross Barkley as an example, they’d sign new players only if we didn’t sign new contracts. Ross didn’t, I did. In the end, they signed David Klaassen to replace him, then two weeks later Gylfi Sigurdsson, another number 10, and then 3-4 wingers.

“We all looked at each other confused. The priority was to replace Romelu Lukaku, but that didn’t happen. The manager bought, bought and bought and we had six catastrophic months.

“They’re small details, but when I arrived, the club felt like a family. When I left, I felt like it became a business where they bought without really knowing what they were doing.”

Things got worse for the attacker when he was out of the team and went to see the Dutch manager, who regularly told his player that if he wasn’t happy he should tell his agent and look to leave.

While these Blues fans certainly would prefer never to see Mirallas where their club’s kit again, they accept the truth in his words.