Once likened to Bale by Moyes, will Everton's Mirallas feature on West Ham United's shortlist again in January?

Real Madrid's forward from Wales Gareth Bale (R) and Dortmund's German forward Maximilian Philipp vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match BVB Borussia...

The West Ham United manager signed Mirallas at Everton.

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

West Ham United's manager David Moyes has raised a fair few eyebrows in his time. Like, for example, when he compared Everton's Kevin Mirallas to Real Madrid's Gareth Bale. No, seriously.

It was April 2013, and Moyes, the then Everton manager, told the Daily Post: "Our individual player scored a goal that maybe a Gareth Bale would, as he has done this season. He scored one the other week as well.

"Kevin Mirallas scored a Gareth Bale goal… or maybe Gareth’s been scoring Kevin Mirallas goals!"

Kevin Mirallas of Everton scores his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on January 15, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

But the following month Moyes would be off, with Manchester United seemingly undeterred - to their detriment.

Since appointed as West Ham's manager, and with the news that Mirallas is again considering his future Everton, depending on the identity of the Toffees' next manager [Liverpool Echo], could the pair be on course for a January reunion, five years on?

It is certainly plausible. Mirallas was a West Ham target earlier this year [Liverpool Echo], while Moyes, who worked with eight of his 13 Sunderland signings previously at other clubs, has already admitted he wants "people who I know and people who I've worked with", when discussing potential staff appointments on Talksport earlier this week.

General view outside the stadium prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers at The London Stadium on September 19, 2017 in London, England.

And given recent reports about Mirallas' attitude, it is unlikely that Everton would kick up too much of a fuss should an offer arrive from the London Stadium.

West Ham fans can draw their own comparisons then.

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