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.
“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.
Can’t actually disagree with any of what he says. But his attitude on the pitch was pretty embarrassing towards the end
— Trevor McKinlay (@TrevorMcKinlay) October 31, 2018
It was usually embarrassing. But I also don’t disagree with a thing he said there about the clubs dysfunction.
— Dave (@SeahawkBlue81) October 31, 2018
What’s he said that’s so out of order? He sounds just as bemused as the rest of us over our transfer activity then.
— FollowEverton (@followeverton) October 31, 2018
He’s just stating facts!! Why unbelievable?
— Vivienne Morgan (@vm1878) October 31, 2018
All the players would have been scratching their heads. That’s before the players have trained so what hope did some of them have (Klassen/Sandro). Koeman and Walsh could have put us years behind with Kenwrights money… thank God we have Moshiri to put his errors right ??
— Gareth Whiteley (@GarethWhiteley) October 31, 2018
He’s right in what he’s said there to an extent. Only have to look at the way Osman and Hibbert were released we are becoming a more ruthless business model to succeed. Still a great family club with everything they do off the pitch for fans and the community though
— Ben Cameron (@bennyc83percent) October 31, 2018
Atleast he’s not wrong stating about the dross we brought in under koeman
— Jonny Pritchard (@Jonnypefc) October 31, 2018