Everton winger Kevin Mirallas has told Calciomercato that Tottenham Hotspur wanted to sign him two years ago.
Mirallas has been on the Toffees’ books since 2012 when he signed from Olympiacos, but in recent years he has dropped down the pecking order.
The Belgium international has scored 38 goals and registered 34 assists in 186 appearances in all competitions for the club.
Last season he featured in only five games for Everton before returning to Olympiacos on loan, and for the 2018-19 campaign he is at Fiorentina on a temporary deal.
In a recent interview with Calciomercato, Mirallas revealed that his career could have turned out differently as two years ago, Tottenham were interested in striking a deal.
“There was also Tottenham who courted me. The charm of the Premier League, the opportunity to participate in the Champions League. New emotions. Instead nothing.”
Mirallas is not a terrible footballer by any means, but his standard does not quite reach that of Tottenham.
The winger had inconsistent spells on the pitch, particularly in the most recent seasons of his Everton stint.
Tottenham are trying to transform into title contenders and they require players who can be at the top level on a regular basis.
If Mirallas had joined, it is very likely that he would have met the same fate – having various loan deals before being sold permanently.
Given how shrewd Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is, recruiting the Belgian would have not been the best piece of business.
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