Kevin Mirallas has signed a new three-year deal at ##Everton, having joined the club in 2012 from Olympiakos.

The Belgian winger has featured 33 times for the Toffees so far this season, with four goals and six assists to his name. The 29-year-old has faced competition with new signings Yannick Bolasie and Ademola Lookman as well as youth product Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

However, 29-year-old Mirallas has largely retained his place in the side and hopes to win some silverware at the Merseyside club.

Fans’ favourite

The ex-Lille and Saint Etienne attacker joined Everton from Olympiakos for a fee of £6m in 2012, and has always been a fans’ favourite, having scored some spectacular goals during his time at Everton, but has often suffered from inconsistency.

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He has totalled up his most appearances for a single campaign at Everton in Ronald Koeman’s first season in charge, and while he has lacked the goals, his work ethic and strong running down the flank have left many defences terrorised. Mirallas has only managed 29 goals during his five years on Merseyside, but it is his industry that has seen him become a popular figure at the club.

The Belgian international told the club upon signing a new deal: “I want to win a trophy with Everton. We have some new signings for the future, a big project and a new stadium as well and that is very important for me.”

In his two seasons in Greece, Mirallas scored 34 goals, winning the first division in the country twice. His international career is similarly impressive, having been capped 57 times by the Red Devils, netting 33 times, and was a part of the team that helped Belgium reach the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Toffees on the up

The Toffees have had a largely successful season, as they currently sit in seventh in the table. The club have made some great strides towards promoting their youngsters, with the likes of Calvert-Lewin and Tom Davies impressing in their debut seasons in the first team, while Romelu Lukaku has been in sensational form, leading the goalscoring charts with 24 strikes so far.

Although a place in the Europa League was secured thanks to Manchester United’s triumph in the EFL Cup, ten defeats this season, including two against local rivals Liverpool, is an area for improvement if Koeman hopes to take them into the Champions League places.

But for now, he can take solace in knowing that he has dynamic and pacey winger, Mirallas, will be by his side until 2020.

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