Mirallas was quoted in foreign media saying he was “ready for a fresh challenge” in January, which was taken to mean he wanted out of Everton, but the Belgian has said that he has never said he wanted to leave.
He said, “I have always been proud to wear this shirt at Everton.
“At the start of the season I was very happy with my form.
“I had come back from injury and started the season really, really well and people speaking about me wanting to leave has never come from me.
“When you have a good start to the season and you are playing well, people are maybe showing a bit of an interest in you.
“But the supporters can rest assured that it never came from me and I never said I wanted to leave. I have always been happy here at this club, my family are happy where we are so it is a shame when stuff gets said and it isn’t me who said it.
“In spite of the noises that were being made in January where people were talking about a supposed departure, and putting that to one side, how I have felt and played, and taking away the injuries, it is the best I have felt.
“It could be my best season for Everton and whenever I have been picked by the manager I have brought something positive and contributed to the side. And in terms of goal-scoring, I am the second highest scorer at the club.”
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