As one of the senior members of the squad, Mirallas recognises his increasing responsibility, and with the signing of fellow Belgian Romelu Lukaku on a permanent deal, he says that the ambition at Everton is clear to see.
He said: “I feel very happy here, very much at home. I feel good in myself. It’s my third season here and my main ambition this year is to score more goals and take a more decisive role in matches, continuing from the season’s start to finish.
“For me, given the injuries we have, I feel I have to take the team under my wing and to help us in that sense. There’s a lot of responsibility on me to steer the attacks and I hope this will show our resilience even more.
“An impressive squad and a wider range of players can only help us compete in the Premier League and help us stay at the top of it where we belong.
“Our objective as a club is to continue to progress and stay among the best teams in the Premier League. We’re spending more and attracting a higher calibre of player perhaps. That shows the evolution of the team and the ambition we have.”