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Redemption loan for Kevin Mirallas has descended into chaos

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Redemption loan for Kevin Mirallas has descended into chaos

The Belgian has struggled to around the fortunes of Olympiakos.

Kevin Mirallas has certainly been a good servant to Everton Football Club but it seems his time at the club is coming to an end. After making just two Premier League starts this season the Belgian decided he needed to leave the club if he was to have a chance of making his nations World Cup squad.

Therefore, the 30-year-old joined his former club Olympiakos in the winter transfer window on loan until the end of the season.  

It is a move that has not worked out for the attacker.

PIRAEUS, GREECE – SEPTEMBER 18: Kevin Mirallas of Olympiacos FC appeals during the Greek Super League match between Olympiacos FC and Xanthi FC at the Karaiskakis Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Piraeus, Greece. (Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/EuroFootball/Getty Images)

Mirallas has failed to capture the form that once saw him heralded as a hero at the Greek side. He has played 13 times for the club since his return but has won just six of those games which, for a team who have won the Greek Superleague title seven times in a row, is not good enough.

It has culminated in Olympiakos looking out of the Greek title race, with AEK Athens and PAOK Salonika battling for the championship. It has also seen the entire Olympiakos side banished to holiday by owner Evangelos Marinakis and the youth-team being called up.

Reports in Greece this week have made it clear that Mirallas is not wanted permanently by his loan club. Gazetta have reported that Olympiakos will not make a move to sign him in the summer after his poor performances. Meanwhile, FootNews this week reported that a move to Standard Liege is looking like a potential goer this summer.

Mirallas has failed to live up the hype that followed his move to Olympiakos and is now in the middle of chaotic circumstances at the Greek club.

xxxx during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Everton at Amex Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Brighton, England.

As for Everton, it seems the bridges at the club are burnt whilst Sam Allardyce remains as first-team manager. He has a deal at Goodison Park until 2020, so the Toffees can certainly demand a good price for the player.

But after his spell at Olympiakos, it is hard to see a club wanting to spend too much money on the Belgian winger this summer.

Everton may have a job on getting a price worthy of selling the player when the season ends.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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