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Blues Complete Mirallas Swoop

Belgian forward joins on a four-year deal.

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Kevin Mirallas

Everton have today completed the signing of Belgian international Kevin Mirallas from Olympiakos.

The 24-year old arrives at Goodison Park after agreeing a four-year deal and passing a medical on Saturday evening. He will wear the number 11.

Discussions between the two clubs had been ongoing during the course of the last week and after an undisclosed fee was agreed late on Friday evening, Mirallas headed to Merseyside to complete the formalities.

Speaking exclusively to evertontv ahead of training with his new teammates for the first time at Finch Farm, he said: “I am very happy because Everton is a big club and for me it's a very good opportunity.

“I've known Everton have been following me for a while and after talking with the manager I decided coming to Everton was the best opportunity for me.

“I know this is a great club with great supporters and a club that has the ability to win a lot of games in the Premier League. That's why I came.”

Everton have won the signature of Mirallas ahead of a number of top European clubs who had reportedly been keeping close tabs on the forward player’s progress after he scored 20 goals in 25 appearances for Olympiakos in 2011/12.

"We're really pleased to get Kevin," said manager David Moyes. "He'll hopefully add a bit of quality to the squad, give us some more options and we need him. We've lost one of two players so we're delighted to get Kevin in." 

Due to his signing taking place after Friday’s 12pm deadline, he will not be eligible to play in Monday’s Barclays Premier League opener with Manchester United but will be at Goodison Park and unveiled in front of what is hoped to be a capacity crowd.

Prior to his arrival in Greece, Mirallas had spells with St Etienne and Lille in France, having earlier started his career at his hometown club Standard Liege.

Mirallas, who can play behind the striker or on either wing, featured for his national team in last Wednesday's 4-2 win over Holland, a game watched by Blues boss David Moyes.

john sumnerNaismith Pienaar Jelavic and Mirallas what a new front line! Thanks Mr Kenwright and Moyies! Licking my lips, can not wait

Sunday 19th August 22:50 Report Comment

frank manleynice one

Sunday 19th August 19:23 Report Comment

David BlackwoodGreat news, Welcome to Everton Kevin

Sunday 19th August 14:36 Report Comment

stuart scotlandThe Belgian ronaldo is a blue!

Sunday 19th August 14:08 Report Comment

robert mcleankevin mirallas great swoop by moyes welcome to the club

Sunday 19th August 13:21 Report Comment

Jay HarrisonWelcome to the peoples club.

Sunday 19th August 13:00 Report Comment

thomas croftc.o.y.b. awsome now hopfully another quality signing before the deadline and well be in europe next season

Sunday 19th August 12:58 Report Comment

stephen hendersonGreat news well done everton

Sunday 19th August 12:54 Report Comment

Michael AgiusWelcome to Goodison Mirallas hope you and Jelavic can become a deadly dueo. European football hear we come. Can wait to face Liverpool!

Sunday 19th August 12:44 Report Comment

Carl HodgsonGreat news well done Moyesy and Kenwright Kevin is a class player and will only strengthen the squad for the 1st time in a long time i think this could be our season COYB!!!!

Sunday 19th August 12:43 Report Comment

Keith Daniel RobertsAbsolutely made up. Brilliant news. Welcome to Everton Kevin

Sunday 19th August 12:43 Report Comment


Sunday 19th August 12:39 Report Comment

neil zacharamade up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday 19th August 12:38 Report Comment

Bradley Kertonsuper kev!

Sunday 19th August 12:37 Report Comment

Martin OverendCould be another great signing by Moysie. It's just what we need, someone young, great pedigree and it seems, he wanted to come to Everton.

Sunday 19th August 12:37 Report Comment

steven owenGreat signing,another rabbit out the hat by Moyes.One or two more signings like this will make this the best squad had for a long time COYB.

Sunday 19th August 12:31 Report Comment

Pete AndrewsOh happy days, cant wait for man u tomorrow nite, COYB!!!!!

Sunday 19th August 12:25 Report Comment

Vincent NazarethFantastic! Really looking forward to this season.

Sunday 19th August 12:22 Report Comment

terry taylorwelcome to everton kevin,just do your best,and get goals.there support you will get from the club.players and supporters will be great

Sunday 19th August 12:22 Report Comment

Andy MacWelcome Kev! Well, much speculation, and excitement has been built up prior to you confirming, so hopefully we can some of those silky skills on the pitch!

Sunday 19th August 12:21 Report Comment

Grant ShipcottGreat news! He looks like a good talent! Can't wait to see him, Jelavic and Naismith all link up! Looking forward to the new season immensely. :) Any word on Mbaye Niang?

Sunday 19th August 12:19 Report Comment


Sunday 19th August 12:18 Report Comment

jamie spencewelcome to everton Kevin :)

Sunday 19th August 12:17 Report Comment

glyn daviesthings r looking good great signing

Sunday 19th August 12:17 Report Comment

Paul IddonGood signing. Well doen EFC, and COYB!

Sunday 19th August 12:10 Report Comment

Alex SmithWelcome to the People's Club Kevin!

Sunday 19th August 12:10 Report Comment

james halewoodgreat signing well done moyes COYB

Sunday 19th August 12:09 Report Comment


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