Report: Napoli midfielder Allan hoping for Everton move
Napoli midfielder Allan is reportedly hoping to seal a move to Everton before the January transfer window closes.
According to a fresh report from Il Mattino, the Brazilian dynamo is holding out for an approach from the Toffees, with only a couple of days remaining for clubs to do business.
Gianluca Di Marzio reported last week that Carlo Ancelotti wanted to bring the tough-tackling South American to Goodison Park.
The interest is apparently reciprocal, with Allan keen to reunite with the Italian tactician.
Obviously, Ancelotti was the manager of the Serie A club before getting the chop in December and knows the 29-year-old fairly well.
During his brief stint at San Paolo Stadium, Allan featured regularly under Ancelotti, playing 15 times.
With it now being reported (Gianluca Di Marzio) a move for Inter Milan’s Matias Vecino is unlikely for Everton, a move to Merseyside for Allan may not be out of the question.
TBR’s view – Allan would be a great Everton signing
Presuming Everton wouldn’t be paying over the odds, Allan would make a really good signing for the Toffees.
He is the all-action type of midfielder the team is currently lacking.
With the likes of Fabian Delph, Morgan Schneiderlin and Tom Davies it’s all a bit static and lethargic.
Allan, despite being nearly 30, brings dynamism.
According to WhoScored, he has been averaging 3.1 tackles per 90 in Serie A this term, and has an impressive pass completion rate of 88%.
He tends to do a lot of things generally quite well, and the zip he would provide might just help Everton starting climbing the table.
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