By Dominic Toner
Kevin Mirallas believes that his new team-mate Yannick Bolasie will be a big asset for Everton.
Everton completed the signing of Bolasie from Crystal Palace earlier this week and the 27-year-old joined on a five-year deal.
Bolasie could make his Everton debut on Saturday against West Brom, as the Merseyside club travel to the Hawthorns in search of their first three points of the season.
Everton were held to a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park in the first game of the season against Tottenham, in which Mirallas started as part of a three-man attack with Ross Barkley and Gerard Deulofeu.
Mirallas, 28, has revealed the the club’s new midfielder will help manager Ronald Koeman to experiment with different systems.
“With the new manager we can change the formation,” Mirallas told the club’s website. “You saw against Tottenham we didn’t really play with wingers because we had injuries and changed the system, but I think when everyone is fit we can also play with four at the back and two wingers.
“Yannick can play on the left, on the right and as a centre-forward and me and Geri [Gerard Deulofeu] are the same, so we have a lot of options for the manager. I’m very happy we have signed Yannick because he’s a very good player.”
Koeman was appointed this summer as the club’s new manager and has been tasked with improving a side that most people feel underachieved last season, after they finished 11th in the league.
Bolasie has become Everton’s fourth major summer signing following the arrivals of Maarten Stekelenburg, Idrissa Gueye and Ashley Williams.
He ended a four-year stay at Palace, who he joined in 2012 after moving from Bristol City for £540,000.
Last season Bolasie played in 31 encounters for the Eagles in all competitions, scoring six goals and providing six assists.
In other Everton team news, Bolasie has made a revelation that suggests Romelu Lukaku could stay at the club.