Former Everton winger Kevin Mirallas has hit out at the club and said it changed over the course of him being at Goodison Park. The Belgium wide man joined the Toffees in 2012 but he claims what started out happily ended badly when he was told he could leave the club.
After spending the second half of last term back at Olympiacos, he has subsequently joined Fiorentina on loan for the campaign in Serie A.
Mirallas admits he enjoyed the majority of his time in England but feels let down by the changes made in recent years.
He told Sport/Foot: “During Ronald Koeman’s first year, I wasn’t sure whether to renew my contract. Did I really want to stay here or try something new? Seeing my son happy at school, my wife’s joy and knowing how good I felt at the club eventually led me to sign for an extra three years.
“The club had warned us, using Ross Barkley as an example, they’d sign new players only if we didn’t sign new contracts. We all looked at each other confused.
“The priority was to replace Romelu Lukaku, but that didn’t happen. The manager bought, bought and bought and we had six catastrophic months.
“They’re small details, but when I arrived, the club felt like a family. When I left, I felt like it became a business where they bought without really knowing what they were doing.”
Mirallas could still return to the club under Marco Silva at the end of his season-long spell in Italy but, following his comments, it looks unlikely that he will be seen again in an Everton shirt.