Everton could be set for a huge fight to keep hold of star player Kevin Mirallas after his agent sparked talk of an exit by pushing rumours that he will consider his future in the summer, reports Sportwereld.
The 27-year-old, who is contracted at Everton until the summer of 2016 following his move to Goodison Park in 2012, sparked rumours of an exit by stating last week (via the Liverpool Echo) that he will consider his options when the season ends. There has been no real movement on a new contract for the Belgian and he kindled fears of a mass exodus at the Merseyside club in the summer by making his comments last week.
And now the Belgian international’s agent Kristoph Henrotay has perked up, claiming that he should consider his options as there is sure to be plenty lining up to sign the fiery forward in the summer.
“Kevin is 27, he should think about his choice,” Henrotay told Belgian media. “That’s why he’ll only consider it in the summer.”
Mirallas has been a key player for the Blues this season but has had to juggle with fitness issues as well as a lack of time as a starter for Roberto Martinez’s side. The Spanish manager has had to make the tough decision of who to play in attacking midfielder out of Steven Naismith, the uber-talented Ross Barkley and Mirallas, and quite often the Belgian has fallen foul of the decision.