Why Everton would be foolish to sell Kevin Mirallas

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The Belgian is reportedly considering his future at the club, but he should be concentrating on earning his first team place back.

Everton would be foolish to sell Kevin Mirallas but he must earn his first team place back despite his importance to the side.

The Belgian is reportedly far from happy at Goodison Park this season, having found his game time significantly reduced so far.

That has led to suggestions that he may seek an exit should the situation not have improved by the time the January transfer window rolls around.

While he may be keen on an exit in future, the Blues would be foolish to sell him given his importance to the squad.

He may not have featured much this season, but he is arguably still the best left-winger they have in the squad and a big asset to possess.

Of their current attacking options, Mirallas has proven himself one of the best they have over the years, and still has room to improve should he desire.

However, despite being the best option Roberto Martinez has on the left, Mirallas must earn his first team place again.

He has failed to make an impact when given the chance this season, while the likes of Arouna Kone and Gerard Deulofeu have impressed.

Both players, the Ivorian forward in particular, have shown a strong desire to prove their worth, a clear demonstration that they have the attitude Martinez desires from his players.

Mirallas is yet to show that, with his petulant sending off against Swansea earlier in the campaign not doing him any favours.

That arguably lost him the faith of his manager, with him limited to substitute appearances since returning from the three game ban.

Indeed, his attitude may have made the side thinking about cashing in on their star, with several Premier League sides sure to be interested.

That would be a mistake on their part as he is still an important player for them at present, but it is time he started showing to both his teammates and his manager to earn back his first team place.

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