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Everton's Mirallas joins Fiorentina on season-long loan

Mirallas had been ordered to train away from Everton's first team by Marco Silva. Credit: PA

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas is to join Fiorentina on a season-long loan, the Premier League club have announced.

The move, which is subject to a medical, comes after the Belgian spent the second half of last season on loan at Olympiakos in Greece having fallen down the pecking order at Goodison Park.

Mirallas joined Everton six years ago from Olympiakos and has made nearly 200 appearances but is not part of new manager Marco Silva's current plans.

The 30-year-old made only two Premier League starts last season and was criticised for a lack of commitment. He fared better back at Olympiakos, scoring two goals in 13 appearances.

Silva's squad is starting to take shape ahead of the Toffees' Premier League opener away at Wolves next Saturday.

He has so far only made two signings in forward Richarlison and former Barcelona full-back Lucas Digne, but will hope to add further names after shipping out Davy Klaassen, Ramiro Funes Mori, Henry Onyekuru, Joel Robles, Wayne Rooney, Luke Garbutt, Shani Tarashaj, Ashley Williams and now Mirallas.

Everton sign Digne from Barcelona on five-year deal

The fee is thought to be around £18m from Barcelona. Credit: PA

Everton have completed the signing of left-back Lucas Digne from Barcelona.

The 25-year-old, who has signed a five-year deal, becomes manager Marco Silva's second recruit for the Toffees after the capture of forward Richarlison from Watford.

Digne told evertontv: "Everton is a big club with a great history. I want to play games, win games and excite the fans with the quality of our football."

Stekelenburg signs new deal at Everton

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Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has agreed a new two-year contract, the Premier League club have announced.

The 35-year-old, who is understudy to England international Jordan Pickford at Goodison Park, is now tied to the Toffees until the end of June 2020.

"I understand my role and I will try to compete with Jordan and push him to continue to get better as well," the Dutchman told evertonfc.com.

Stekelenburg joined Everton from Fulham in 2016 following loan spells with Monaco and Southampton and has made 19 Premier League appearances for the Merseyside club.

He was sidelined for much of last season due to a groin injury, playing twice in the Europa League and once in the Carabao Cup.

Fellow keeper Pickford is currently on an extended break following the World Cup and Stekelenburg is looking forward to his team-mate returning to training.

"For me, it was tough last year because I had an injury and it took me a few months to come back from that," he said.

"But I'm fit now, I've played in our pre-season games and I'm very much looking forward to Jordan getting back here so we can push one another."

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