Everton winger Kevin Mirallas has hit out at the club over their transfer policy.
The Belgian is currently on loan at Fiorentina and he believes that the Toffees aren’t a family club anymore. He referred to them as a business now.
Mirallas revealed that Everton’s transfer policy under Ronald Koeman was confusing and they bought players just for the sake of it. He also criticised the club’s decision to not replace Romelu Lukaku adequately.
He also added that Everton didn’t know what they were doing in the transfer market.
Everton are still paying the price for that. Ever since Lukaku left the club, the Toffees have been struggling to score goals.
Mirallas’ comments might be harsh but there is certainly some truth to it. Everton have been mismanaged over the years but the spell under Koeman was catastrophic.
Some Everton fans reacted to Mirallas’ comments on Twitter and it seems that most of them agree with his view.
Here are some of the reactions.
Think he’s a bit of a tit but I agree with this
— Joe Ainscough (@Joe_A_95) October 31, 2018
Nailed it there I think Joe!
— GrandOldTeam.com (@grandoldteam) October 31, 2018
He’s spot on. The club was a mess under Koeman and Walsh
— David Miley ? (@DaveMbootlebuck) October 31, 2018
Cant really disagree with him. As @John_B58 said, he actually got Everton. We’ll always have them early days and that time he volleyed Suarez. Oh and the water bottle on Wilshere.
Wound us up in the end because you knew there was a player there somewhere.
— Everton Aren’t We (@EvertonArentWe) October 31, 2018
Always had too much to say but for once he’s not far off. Things have changed since then or so it appears
— Alex Lewis (@AlexLewis_24) October 31, 2018
Don’t think he’s wrong about this at all. Not necessarily good or bad. Club should treat players with respect, but must be tactically ambitious. ie. Buy when necessary, with a plan (as it appears to be under Brands)
— Sebastian Ferns (@sebastian_ferns) October 31, 2018
I agree with him. Hopefully we have turned a corner. Time will tell
— Kevin yip (@yip_kevin) October 31, 2018
Fair comment, the recruitment policy that summer was ludicrous
— barry (@Blueboybaz) October 31, 2018