Everton star Mirallas to hold discussions over future

Everton forward Kevin Mirallas will hold talks with manager Roberto Martinez at the end of the season regarding his long-term future at Goodison Park, the Daily Mail has reported.

Since joining from Olympiakos in the summer of 2012, Mirallas has been a consistent performer for Everton, becoming a key player for the side. However, he has struggled for form in the second half of this season and has seen less game time.

He was also the subject of interest from Tottenham in the January transfer window. The Toffees knocked it back, but are set to receive more enquiries from the North London club during the close-season.

Mirallas has previously admitted his desire to play Champions League football, and achieving that is Everton’s long-term aim despite languishing in 11th this season. He still has two years left on his current contract, but the Belgian will discuss the future with Martinez at the end of the season.

When asked about the situation in his Friday press conference, Martinez said: ‘Every player needs to be pleased and happy with that, so in the summer we’ll sit down and assess what has been. For that reason the next seven games are vital and will give you a much clearer picture of what you do in the summer.

‘I know there have been a couple of times he’s had quotes translated from interviews. I don’t think anything he has said is disrespectful or out of the norm. The way I see it he’s one of those players who loves playing football and he hasn’t got any other motivation. He still has a two year contract. If he were out of contract, I would be worried.’

The Spaniard also announced that he would like to sign Tottenham’s Aaron Lennon on a permanent basis when his loan comes to an end.

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