The Belgian winger’s deal expires at the end of next season, and he has confirmed to the Mirror that he will not enter talks until the end of the season.
The report indicates that a host of Europe’s top clubs have been alerted to his increasing availability, and the 27-year-old is undoubtedly good enough for a move to a bigger club than the Toffees. With Roberto Martinez’s side struggling to replicate their form from last season, there are serious worries over a potential relegation, and Mirallas has the right to delay signing a new contract until the club’s future is secure.
Should he not extend his contract past it’s expiration in the summer of 2016, Everton could potentially enter next season at risk of losing their star man for a nominal fee. Discussions have clearly started between club and player, as per the report, and, even with Mirallas himself confirming that he will delay talks until the summer, the Toffees management will be hoping he changes his mind and agrees a deal before the end of the campaign.
However, the situation looks unlikely following an interview with the Belgian international’s agent. Speaking in Sport Wereld, as quoted by SportWitness, Christophe Henrotay said: “Kevin is 27, he should think about his choice. That's why he'll only consider it in the summer.”
Considering his choices with Everton are looking increasingly limited at this moment in time, Henrotay’s words suggest that, should a viable offer come in, Mirallas could well ask to leave Goodison Park in the coming months.