Everton star Mirallas contemplating January exit

Date published: Tuesday 10th November 2015 3:49

Kevin Mirallas: Thinking about leaving

Everton forward Kevin Mirallas has said he will look to quit the Goodison Park club in January if he is not getting more game time.

The 28-year-old has not started a Premier League game since the opening day of the season and the Belgium international has is becoming frustrated at his lack of first-team action.

Mirallas was left out of the current Belgium squad until injuries to Marouane Fellaini and Jordan Lukaku saw him called up, but he knows he needs to be playing regular football if he wants to go to Euro 2016 with Marc Wilmots’ men.

Mirallas told HLN Plus: “In football you are sometimes faced with situations that you did not foresee.

“In view of the national team I stay calm, because there’s still a few months remaining. But if the situation drags on, I’ll be asking the right questions in January, because if I do not play, it’s hard to win a place in the 23 for the European Championships.

“I now try especially to be a starter at Everton. If I get it, I see no problem.”

Mirallas, who has made two starts in the League Cup this season, has made it clear that his preference is to stay on Merseyside, but if he fails to get himself into Roberto Martinez’s first team then he will have no qualms about moving on.

“This is most certainly what I would like,” said Mirallas when asked whether he would like to stay at Everton. “I see at this point the future in my club, but if I in January I’m still in the same situation, something will have to happen. I have not yet talked to my agent…I concentrate fully on Everton.”

Martinez last week dismissed suggestions Mirallas, who signed a new contract in the summer to keep him at the club until 2018, was unhappy at Goodison.

“Kevin Mirallas is a very, very important player for Everton – he knows that. What he needs now is to get playing time because the start of the season has been frustrating for him,” said Martinez.

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