Everton attacker Kevin Mirallas has told the Liverpool Echo that he wants to play in a central role more regularly next season.
Mirallas has often been used as a winger in the 2014/15 campaign, and throughout his Goodison Park career, but the Belgian says that he enjoys operating as a number 10.
Mirallas came off the bench in a central attacking midfield position against West Ham United in the FA Cup and went on to score in a performance that he rates as his best of the season.
He said: "I came on after not starting and managed to do one or two good things in the game. I scored a goal and playing in that position, behind the striker is a role I enjoy and a place I’d like to play more often.”
"That was a good example of how Romelu and myself have got a really, really good understanding.
“It is a shame that we’ve maybe not had the chance to play together in those two roles more often this season.
“I have a really, really good understanding with him and the closer I am to him on the field means we can put that good understanding to use more frequently."
In a more central position, he is able to use his full repertoire of skills and feels it is a position which enables him to reach his highest standards.
A strike partnership of Romelu Lukaku and Mirallas would have the potential to work to great effect, as their two styles could complement each other nicely.
Mirallas is blessed with great trickery and technique, and his poise would work well in tandem with Lukaku's power.
Everton do have a number of other options that they can use as an advanced playmaker, though, and it may be that Mirallas will have to stick to his regular wing position in the team next term.