By Derek Smithson
Turkish club Fenerbahce are eyeing a move for Everton ace Kevin Mirallas, according to a report.
Turkish outlet Fanatik claim that Fenerbahce are closely following the situation of the 29-year-old as his future at Goodison Park is unclear.
It is understood that Toffees manager Ronald Koeman does not see the Belgium international as a part of his plans moving forward.
The report details that the attacking midfielder is now braced for a proposal from Fenerbahce for his services.
Mirallas has been with the Merseyside club since 2012 and has racked up 173 appearances for them in that time.
The winger could struggle for a starting position next season following the arrival of Davy Klaassen from Ajax, while they have also been heavily linked with moves for Swansea’s Gylfi Sigurdsson and Malaga’s Sandro Ramirez.
He was an important member of the Everton first team last season and made 37 appearances, but rarely completed the 90 minutes.
Mirallas managed four goals and six assists in return, but was expected to provide a greater goal threat and ease the burden on Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian usually operates on the left flank, but has also been used in a more central role to try influence the game more.
Football Insider verdict:
Mirallas has been a consistent performer for Everton during his five-year spell and has become a popular player among fans. The 29-year-old shows real glimpses of quality in the final third and hist 58 international caps for Belgium suggest his pedigree. However, he is likely to slip down the pecking order at Goodison Park next year as the club try and break into the top six of the Premier League. Everton need wide men that can chip in with 10-plus goals every season and unfortunately Mirallas can’t be relied upon to do that, which has probably helped Koeman reach his decision.
In other Everton transfer news, a highly-rated forward has revealed on Instagram that he is joining the Merseyside club.