Why Everton should not sell Kevin Mirallas

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho in action with Everton's Kevin Mirallas

The Everton winger has been linked with a move away, but should the club give him one more season?

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho in action with Everton's Kevin Mirallas

According to Turkish outlet Ajansspor, Fenerbahce want to sign Everton winger Kevin Mirallas.

But if and when Ronald Koeman gets the Everton job, he should keep Mirallas. He's worth it.

The 28-year-old has not exactly set the world alight these past few years, granted, but it has always been obvious that his problem has been attitude rather than talent.

Kevin Mirallas scores the third goal for Everton

This is a player who scored 11 times from 24 starts in all competitions during the 2014-15 season (ESPN) and if Koeman can revitalise him then Everton will only gain from it.

And it's not a big 'if' either.

Sure, he didn't look great under Roberto Martinez this past season, but not many did and that is why they finished 11th in the Premier League table.

Players had stagnated somewhat under the Spaniard, with some excellent individuals enduring a nose dive in form, but Koeman will freshen things up.

Kevin Mirallas scores the first goal for Everton

A lot of players will improve under the Southampton manager and is it inconceivable to believe Mirallas might be one of them?

He might be a bit selfish - evident by when he took a penalty off Leighton Baines in 2015, and then missed - and there are attitude issues, but there is also a whole lot of class in the Belgian's feet.

His goal against champions Leicester City last month was a reminder of his talent.

The goal showcased his speed, hunger, power, and then composure to slot past Kasper Schmeichel, after making a mug of a player as good as N'Golo Kante.

Would those qualities feature on a more regular basis under a different manager? There's only one way to know.

Everton's Kevin Mirallas in action with Leicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp

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