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Mirallas' Helping Hand

Winger reveals his part in Lukaku’s Everton switch.

Mirallas' Helping Hand
Kevin Mirallas
Romelu Lukaku
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Kevin Mirallas has revealed he played a helping hand in Everton's swoop for Romelu Lukaku.

The highly-rated 20-year-old striker joined the Blues from Chelsea on a season-long loan at the end of a bustling transfer deadline day earlier this week.

Despite Lukaku being away with the Belgium national team at the time of agreeing the switch, he was offered an insight into life at Goodison Park by his compatriot Mirallas.

The Blues forward explained: "I was with Romelu in his room at the team hotel on Monday night, and I only left when I was sure he was joining us.

"I was surprised to learn we were in for him, because there had been no inkling, but once I got word, I really went to work.

"I just tried to convince him that Everton was the right step to take and he would love it at Goodison, and I’m really pleased he took it on board. With Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o all jostling for places up front at Chelsea, and Romelu likely to be on the bench, it made sense to go out on loan again. It made even more sense to choose Everton, and I’m delighted he has.

"There is plenty of competition for places at our club, and we are looking strong, but we do need someone we can rely on for goals. We have been having trouble scoring, but I am sure Romelu is going to help in that department and make a big difference to us.

"There have been stories about Marouane leaving since June, so it is perhaps surprising it only happened on the last day. We will miss him, but you have to say he has certainly earned his dream transfer."

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Shelli WoodsAgent Kevin - mission accomplished!

Wednesday 4th September 20:54 Report Comment

derek john teevanGREAT WORK KEVIN,HOPE WE DO GREAT THINGS WITH ROMELU AND THE OTHER GREAT PLAYERS WE HAVE GOT HERE IN SUMMER AND BAINES SO GLAD YOU STAYED WITH US .THANK YOU

Wednesday 4th September 18:41 Report Comment

Eric Matthewsdats what i iike to hear mirallas

Wednesday 4th September 17:14 Report Comment

Andy Zuckermannwell in Kev!

Wednesday 4th September 14:55 Report Comment

Joel CurranGreat work Kev.... Brilliant signing!

Wednesday 4th September 11:01 Report Comment

Jamie ColeNice one Kevin !!

Wednesday 4th September 10:50 Report Comment

Joanna OldhamThanks Kevin. Sure Lukaku will be a great addition to the team this season.

Wednesday 4th September 10:45 Report Comment

Barry Byrnegood work kevin lad!!

Wednesday 4th September 10:36 Report Comment
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