Report: Ronald Koeman wants to keep Kevin Mirallas at Everton

Kevin Mirallas celebrates with manager Roberto Martinez (R) after scoring the second goal for Everton

The Belgian has been linked with an exit from Goodison Park.

Kevin Mirallas scores the first goal for EvertonKevin Mirallas scores the first goal for Everton

Ronald Koeman will be looking to make some significant changes at Everton this summer as he looks to put his own stamp on the side after taking over from Roberto Martinez.

One player whose future looked in doubt toward the end of last season was Belgian attacker Kevin Mirallas.

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman poseEverton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman pose

The winger had struggled to win back the trust of Martinez and a report in the Liverpool Echo today suggests that the pair had developed a very unhealthy relationship by the end of the Spaniard’s tenure at Goodison Park.

However, the same report suggests that the Dutchman is a big fan of the mercurial attacker and that he will be making moves to keep hold of him this summer.

Kevin Mirallas celebrates with manager Roberto Martinez (R) after scoring the second goal for EvertonKevin Mirallas celebrates with former manager Roberto Martinez (R) after scoring the second goal for Everton

Mirallas only signed a new deal at Everton last summer but went on to have a difficult season at Goodison Park, which saw him linked with a January exit and again it was suggested he might leave this summer.

Everton manager Roberto MartinezFormer Everton manager Roberto Martinez

But with Koeman’s arrival it would appear that Mirallas will be given another chance to prove himself on Merseyside in the 2016-17 campaign.

Everton fans will now hope they get to see the best of Mirallas, as he can be a potent threat in the Premier League when he is on his game.

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