Michael Ball comments on Kevin Mirallas speculation

16 Apr 2001:  Vladimir Smicer of Liverpool takes the ball past Michael Ball of Everton during the FA Carling Premiership match played at Goodison Park, in Liverpool, England. Liverpool won...

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park in the January transfer window.

Morgan Schneiderlin of Everton comes on as a second half substitute for Kevin Mirallas of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on...

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas will decide on his future after the club appoint a new manager, according to a recent report in The Liverpool Echo.

David Unsworth is in temporary charge of the first team, having been placed in the role following the dismissal of Ronald Koeman.

The 30-year-old winger has made just one start in the Premier League for the Toffees so far this season.

During the 2016-17 campaign, the Belgium international started 23 league games for Everton.

Hidde Ter Avest challenges Kevin Mirallas of Everton during a preseason friendly match between FC Twente and Everton FC at Sportpark de Stockakker on July 19, 2017 in De Lutte, Netherlands.

According to The Liverpool Echo, Mirallas could push for a move away from Goodison Park in the January transfer window, and will wait until a new permanent manager is decided before making his decision.

The Mirror has claimed that new West Ham manager David Moyes is keeping tabs on the winger and is interested in signing him in the January transfer window.

Moyes signed Mirallas for Everton in the summer of 2012, with the Toffees paying Olympiakos a transfer fee of £6 million, as reported by BBC Sport.

Kevin Mirallas of Everton looks dejected during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on September 17, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Former Everton defender Michael Ball has given his take on speculation surrounding the future of Mirallas and has some harsh words for the winger.

“I’ve read suggestions that Kevin Mirallas will decide on his Everton future after a new boss is named,” Ball wrote in The Liverpool Echo. “Well, I don’t think he deserves to be the one in calling the shots.

“Player power is massive in modern day football and I don’t have a problem with it – as long as that player has earned the right to have it. I don’t think Mirallas has.

“If Everton want to move him on in January then it’s up to them and they should not be dictated to by any player. Everton are bigger than any individual.”

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