Everton are now under the new guidance of Marco Silva as manager and Marcel Brands as director of football, and one of the first things they should be seeking to do is finally sell Kevin Mirallas.
As reported by the Liverpool Echo, the Belgian, who did not make former Toffees manager Roberto Martinez's final 23-man squad for the World Cup, is to sit down for talks with Brands regarding his future on Merseyside, and the German should not be thinking twice about cashing in on the misfiring forward.
Mirallas spent last season on loan at former club Olympiacos where he made 16 appearances in total in a thoroughly underwhelming stint, begging the question: surely flopping in Greece is all the evidence needed to realise it is time to sanction a sale and not extend a contract?
Especially when Everton have the supremely talented Ademola Lookman on their hands.
The 2017 signing from Charlton Athletic has made 15 appearances for Everton to date, and went out on loan with RB Leipzig last season. But 2018/19 could be his time to shine with Silva at the helm and Brands working to slash the size of the squad, allowing him more opportunities.
Throughout those 15 appearances Lookman demonstrated frightening pace and direct dribbling, which is something the Toffees were severely lacking last term. Those are two things Mirallas once had but, at 30, have long since deserted his game.