Kevin Mirallas declared, ‘I want to win a trophy here - this is the best club for me,’ after signing a new contract with Everton until the end of June 2020.
The Belgium international put pen to paper on his new three-year deal ahead of this evening’s final Premier League game of the season at Goodison against Watford when the Blues hope to achieve a new Club record points haul at home in a Premier League campaign.
The 29-year-old explained it was an easy decision to commit his future because he believes the Club is ready to challenge for silverware in the coming seasons under manager Ronald Koeman.
Mirallas said: “This contract is very important for me and my family. I am very happy here – this is the best club for me.
“I’ve been here five years and it’s very important for me to win a trophy here. I’ve said before that my dream is to win at least one trophy with Everton and I firmly believe we are heading in the right direction.
“We have an amazing manager, an amazing team, and amazing fans.
“This is an exciting time for the Club. I hope we sign some top players to fight for the Champions League places next season.
“There’s also a big project with the new stadium, which the Chairman and Farhad Moshiri have been pushing forward with – and all of that is very important for me.”
Mirallas also revealed the opportunity to continue working with Koeman was another pivotal factor in his decision to extend his stay at Goodison.
The Belgian international added: “The manager was a very important part in my decision to sign a new contract because he believes in my qualities.
“I have spoken with the manager and I know he wants more from me - more assists, more goals, more consistency.
“I will work hard for that and hope to play even better next season.
“I think I need to be more consistent in games. All my family and friends say, ‘You need to do more, you need to do more,’ and I will work hard to achieve that.”
Mirallas is nearing the end of his fifth season with Everton, having signed from Greek outfit Olympiakos in August 2012.
He has made 171 appearances for the Blues to date, scoring 39 goals.