Olympiacos football club have confirmed the signing of Belgian striker Kevin Mirallas from Everton on Sunday.
This will be Mirallas’ second stint with the Greek champions. The Everton attacker had moved from Olympiacos to the Tofees in 2012 and played 186 games for the British club.
The return of the Belgian attacker was the wish of most Olympiacos fans, since the player had been one of the most loved footballers in his two years with the club.
In those two seasons, Mirallas’ scored 34 goals in 71 appearances, and contributed greatly to the two back-to-back Greek Superleague titles for Olympiacos.
Mirallas’ last season with Everton was disappointing, though. He has only made five appearances in the Premier League this season – three of them as a substitute. Also, he has not once been in the squad since Sam Allardyce was appointed manager.
The player is expected to arrive to Athens late on Sunday night. Unconfirmed details about the deal say that Mirallas is on loan until the summer, with Olympiacos having the option to buy the footballer from Everton for 5 million British pounds (5.6 million euros).
The much-anticipated move was confirmed via the club’s Twitter account.