Marouane Fellaini convinced Everton to buy Kevin Mirallas

Fellaini convinced Everton to buy Mirallas
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Marouane Fellaini says that David Moyes asked for his opinion before signing Kevin Mirallas.

Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has revealed that he talked David Moyes into signing fellow Belgian Kevin Mirallas.

The 24-year-old striker completed his move from Olympiakos to Goodison Park on Sunday for a fee in the region of £6m.

Fellaini and Mirallas are good friends from the Belgium national side, and the former says that Moyes asked for his opinion when considering a move for the forward.

"Last week or two weeks ago he (Moyes) asked me what I thought about him," Fellaini told the club's official website. "I told him he was a good player, a good dribbler, he's quick, a good finisher and I said I hoped he could come here because he could help the team.

"He can keep the ball, take people on, cross the ball, score goals, so I think he will be good for the team.

"He's a quick player, with good technique, good dribbling ability, last year he was top scorer [for Olympiakos] and I think he is a player who will excite the fans. I hope so."

Everton start their Premier League season on Monday night when they host Manchester United.

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