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Kevin Mirallas Admits He Accepted A Pay Cut Before Joining Fiorentina

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Fiorentina winger Kevin Mirallas has admitted he has taken a pay cut following his arrival to Serie-A. The Belgian international agreed to leave Everton on a season long loan and the Italian club will have the chance to make it permanent.

The 30 year old had a few erratic seasons at the Goodison Park as he had struggled to nail a permanent spot in the starting lineup. He had been on and off and it seemed he was on his way out of the club.

But the player decided to stay on and signed a new contract extension a year back. However, the equation changed following the arrival of Marco Silva and the player decided to opt for a new adventure.

Mirallas said, “(Director of sport Pantaleo) Corvino had already tried to bring me to Florence two years ago, but at the time Everton asked for crazy money and quite rightly Fiorentina left it.

“This time to make sure the negotiations didn’t fail, I accepted a reduced salary. I gave up on a lot of money to join Fiorentina, but I’m happy.

“I think I’ll rediscover the joy of playing football in Serie A. The objective is to get the Viola back into Europe and that is within our grasp.”

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