Former Everton midfielder Kevin Mirallas has claimed that he had the opportunity to join Tottenham Hotspur or Atletico Madrid.
Mirallas revealed to Belgian news outlet RTBF that the chance to move to North London came following the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after he had impressed for Everton in the previous season where he scored eight Premier League goals in thirty two appearances.
The Telegraph reported at the time that Tottenham had an approach during the January transfer window in 2015 rejected by the Toffees.
The Belgian international remained at Goodison Park and went on to have loan spells at Olympiacos and Fiorentina before completing his exit on a permanent basis when he returned to his homeland to join Royal Antwerp.
“After the 2014 World Cup, I was enjoying my best season in England and had the opportunity to sign at Tottenham and Atletico Madrid, but it was mid-season,” Mirallas said.
“The January transfer window is still special and Martinez did not want to let myself go. That’s where I missed the mark – I still feel that I have not made the most of my career.”
Mirallas was impressive during the 2014/15 season and scored a stunning goal at White Hart Lane but was unable to stop his side from losing 2-1.
His career did not exactly kick on to the next level after the link to Tottenham and at the relatively young age of 31, now finds himself playing his football back in Belgium.
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