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What next for unwanted Everton veteran?

Greek club show no interest in making loan deal permanent

Brighton and Hove Albion v Everton - Premier League Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Despite being Everton’s longest-tenured forward, it appears there’s no future for Kevin Mirallas anywhere else but back where it all started for him.

Sent out on loan in January to Olympiacos, Mirallas has been underwhelming in his time back at the Greek club where he spent two seasons. The winger was welcomed back with huge fanfare as the prodigal son when the loan deal was confirmed, but he has done little in that time to repay that faith and fans appear to be fed up with him now.

The winger has since featured in eleven games, scoring just once from a penalty and creating no assists. His time in Greece has been more acrimonious for acrimony when he apparently incited rival fans with lewd gestures after rioting caused a game against PAOK to be abandoned.

Today Belgian daily Het Nieuwsblad is reporting that Olympiacos are not planning to offer Mirallas a new deal even though it’s clear there’s no place for the winger back at Everton with his contract expiring at the end of this season.

The outlet goes on to report that there is little interest in the player’s services despite him making Roberto Martinez’s 28-man Belgium squad for this week’s international break, and the 30-year-old very likely one of the first to be culled when the final 23 names are released for the World Cup this summer.

However, there does seem to be one club still in for Super Kev - Standard Liege, where he started his career many years ago as a youth player.

It’s a shame that a player whose career started off with such promise is petering out in this manner, leaving fans and critics with a feeling of what-could-have-been.