'Getting rid of him is a necessity': Everton fans expect Kevin Mirallas to leave among January exits

Everton fans watch the action during the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on April 15, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

HITC Sport spoke to three Everton fans ahead of the January transfer window.

Sam Allardyce looks on from the stand during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on November 29, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Though Everton's season is finally up and running under new manager Sam Allardyce, he will nonetheless want to put his own stamp on the side he inherited from Ronald Koeman when January comes around.

That could mean departures as well as arrivals, but who could be heading out of the Goodison Park doors this winter? HITC Sport spoke to some knowledgeable Blues to find out...

Kevin Mirallas of Everton in action during the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Southampton, England.

Sean Lunt [@Sean_Lunt]

Do Everton need to sell to buy in January? Not in the slightest, the club is well backed by Farhad Moshiri and doesn’t need to sell to buy anymore. It wouldn’t be surprising to see some moving on, though, to try and balance the books a little better.

In what positions are they over-stocked? Unfortunately for Everton, they’re not over-stocked in any areas.

Which player do you most fear losing in January? Ademola Lookman hasn’t had a lot of game time this season and talk has been that he’s unsettled on Merseyside. It would be disappointing to see him leave; he’s a top talent in the making.

The same can be said of Sandro Ramirez. He’s not settled well in England but there’s definitely a player in there and it would be a shame to see him depart without having been given a proper chance to impress.

Which player would you most like to see the back of? Kevin Mirallas. The Belgian seems to think he’s good enough to be an undisputed starter, which he certainly isn’t. His attitude stinks and getting rid of him is a necessity. The fact he’s not featured under Sam Allardyce so far suggests the Everton manager thinks the same.

Which players do you expect to leave Everton in January? Kevin Mirallas is almost certain to depart, while Davy Klaassen and Sandro Ramirez could head out on loan. Morgan Schneiderlin could also make way although only if a replacement, say Steven N’Zonzi, is brought in.

Sandro Ramirez of Everton in action during the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round, First Leg match between Everton and MFK Ruzomberok at Goodison Park on July 27, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Phil Seddon [@phil_seddon]

Do Everton need to sell to buy in January? I think the money will be there for a new striker and defenders, but if Sam wants a central midfielder he may have to move another on as we are already packed in this area.

In what positions are they over-stocked? As above: central midfield - defensive and attacking.

Which player do you most fear losing in January? Ross Barkley, I think it's a given he'll leave in January and I'm really disappointed in the way he has conducted himself throughout the past 12 months. Part of me will be glad to see the back of him due to what happened on deadline day, which made it appear as though he's using Everton as a place to gain his fitness before moving on cheaply in January.

But at the same time, he's someone from the youth team who's come through the ranks and is clearly a top player we shouldn't be losing.

Which player would you most like to see the back of? Where to begin? I'd happily see the back of Mirallas, [Mo] Besic, [Cuco] Martina and [James] McCarthy, all of whom are completely disposable. I'd also be happy to see Klaassen and Sandro go out on loan and come back fresh for next season.

Which players do you expect to leave Everton January? I think Sandro will leave, although whether that's permanently or not I'm not sure. I think Mirallas will definitely leave and could be reunited with [West Ham United manager, David] Moyes. I also feel McCarthy will leave to make space for Big Sam's central midfielder.

Ross Barkley of Everton shows appreciation to the fans as he is subbed off during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on May 12, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Mathew Nash [@hitcmathewnash]

Do Everton need to sell to buy in January? Maybe not sell, but wages will certainly need to be cut if the club are to bring in some new faces. It would not be a shock to see some of the summer flops exit, most likely on loan.

In what positions are they over-stocked? Everton have an abundance of central attacking midfield options, with Wayne Rooney, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Davy Klaassen, Tom Davies and the returning Ross Barkley all naturals there.

They could certainly shift a keeper, too, with Joel Robles and Maarten Stekelenburg both too good for one to be third-choice. And with Jonjoe Kenny, Mason Holgate, Cuco Martina and Seamus Coleman on the books, the exit of a right-back would not be an issue.

Which player do you most fear losing in January? Ross Barkley. His contract is dwindling, and it seems selling him might happen to avoid a Bosman exit. Despite his struggles with injury and fleeting form, he remains a special homegrown talent and seeing him leave Goodison with his potential unfulfilled, would be painful.

Which player would you most like to see the back of? Cuco Martina immediately springs to mind, but the Ronald Koeman-favourite has really worked hard for Everton lately, playing out of position with limited ability. Unlike a lot of Evertonians I think he should stick around.

Davy Klaassen would not be missed. He does not look up to the tempo of Premier League football and looks to be a dud signing so far.

Which players do you expect to leave Everton in January? Barkley is the obvious one, with it looking increasingly likely he is on his way. Then there are players like Ademola Lookman and Beni Baningime who should probably head out on loan.

It would not be a surprise if Davy Klaassen left, along with the likes of Sandro, Kevin Mirallas or Joel Robles.

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