By Abigail Withey
Everton boss Ronald Koeman has revealed that winger Kevin Mirallas was looking for an exit from Goodison Park this summer.
The Toffees waved goodbye to a number of players during the recent transfer window including Gerard Deulofeu, Gareth Barry and goal-machine Romelu Lukaku.
The 29-year-old senior player failed to find a new club with a reported move to Olympiakos mooted in the final days of the window, and his manager has stated that he held exit talks with the Belgian after finding out that he was looking elsewhere.
“I spoke to Kevin because I knew he was looking for something else,” Koeman revealed, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
“When it didn’t happen during the transfer window, we spoke about this situation.
“He’s what a player needs to be and training how a player needs to train.
“It’s all about technical decisions.”
Mirallas has failed to start a game in the Premier League this season and has made just two appearances for the Toffees so far.
The winger featured in the first game of the season against Stoke City and their most recent top flight defeat to Manchester United where he came on in the second half of both matches.
Mirallas also was not named in Koeman’s squad for his side’s third round League Cup tie against Sunderland and watched his team mates secure a 2-0 win from the sidelines.
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