Kevin Mirallas agrees new three-year Everton deal to remain at Goodison Park
By Michael Cantillon
Last Updated: 13/05/17 9:00am
Everton winger Kevin Mirallas has committed his future to the Toffees by signing a new three-year deal, announcing his intention to win trophies with the club.
The 29-year-old joined Everton on a four-year deal in the summer of 2012 from Olympiakos in a £6m deal, and has gone on to make 171 appearances for the club in all competitions over five seasons.
The Belgium international signed a three-year extension in August 2015 and signed the same length deal on Friday, committing to Everton up until June 2020.
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Mirallas won the Greek Superleague twice and Greek Football Cup in his time with Olympiakos but has yet to win silverware with Everton, something he insists is now his major focus.
"This contract is very important for me and my family. I am very happy here - this is the best club for me," Mirallas told the club's official website.
"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."
West Brom's loss to Leicester last month guaranteed seventh place at the very least for Ronald Koeman's Toffees, thereby securing Europa League qualification for next season, but Mirallas says the club are aiming higher next season.
"This is an exciting time for the club. I hope we sign some top players to fight for the Champions League places next season," he added.
"There's also a big project with the new stadium, which the chairman [Bill Kenwright] and [majority shareholder] Farhad Moshiri have been pushing forward with - and all of that is very important for me.
"The manager was also 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."