In a slow news week you get all the unlikely transfer stories pouring in and top of the pile is the report linking Spurs with a summer bid for Everton’s Belgian international Kevin Mirallas. The piece goes on to claim that Tim Sherwood is a fan of the player’s bustling style and could go in with an offer in the region of £12m.
From what we can gather, Mirallas is something of a fans’ favourite at Goodison Park and has scored some important goals on Merseyside since joining from Olympiacos in 2012. In Greece he averaged more than a goal a game but with Everton pushing him out to the wing, that average has dropped.
The main issues with the piece are the fact that Everton don’t want to sell and Mirallas doesn’t seem keen to leave. Add in the uncertainty over Tim Sherwood’s contract and you can probably file this away.
If there any truth in the story? Well, it has originated from Jamie Sanderson at the Metro so draw your own conclusions.