Everton supporters have vented their discontent at Kevin Mirallas being offered a new long-term contract at Goodison Park.
Club chairman Bill Kenwright announced during the Toffees’ end-of-season awards at Liverpool’s Royal Philharmonic Hall on Tuesday night that the Belgian is on the verge of signing a fresh deal.
Mirallas has started just 21 Premier League matches this season and has not seemed to be a big favourite of manager Ronald Koeman.
However, the Dutchman clearly sees the midfielder in his plans for next season as he tries to shape a squad that will compete in the Europa League.
Mirallas has scored four goals and registered six assists in 33 top-flight appearances, but he has only finished a full game on four occasions.
Some supporters are happy to see the 29-year-old pen fresh terms, but others are confused by the club’s decision to extend his stay.
Mirallas has been an Everton player since his £6m switch from Olympiacos in 2012.
Mirallas has never been that special but he's genuinely contributed nothing for 3 seasons, why are we still bothering with him?
— Ciaran (@Ciaran______) May 9, 2017
@EllBretland Mirallas not 'top 4' quality I'm afraid. Not enough goals, too inconsistent.
— Kevin Tully (@Tull1878) May 9, 2017
Mirallas ===> bench warming squad filler. After how he's been played this season he obviously values ££ over playing time #efc
— Davey (@DaveyBilo) May 9, 2017
Mirallas hasnt had a good game since west ham away in the fa cup 2 years ago
— Connor Calder (@Connor94_) May 9, 2017
@ToffeeTVEFC If we're gonna make the next step we need better and more consistent players than mirallas
— Matthew Davies (@davies_pint2) May 9, 2017
Mirallas deal is a little surprising given his inconsistent form but Koeman must see something.
— Sean Lunt (@Sean_Lunt) May 9, 2017
Mirallas signing a new deal? I'm packing it in. Won't even look out for our results. In fact I hope we don't get the stadium on the docks.
— Jack Webster (@JackWebster) May 9, 2017
@WatchedToffee New contract for Miralles, WTF!!!
— Alan Bowler (@albluenose79) May 9, 2017
Swear we're just handing out contracts to anyone, Mirallas has done nothing to deserve a long term deal
— Nathan Sartain (@nathan_sartain) May 9, 2017
Don't see what Mirallas has done to deserve a new contract
— Joe (@1878_joe) May 9, 2017