There were a lot of talks and writing in the previous days about the triumvirate that will strengthen Everton, and the first official signature on the three-year cooperation with the Caramels was hit by the Brazilian Allan.
Napoli received 25,000,000 euros, and the 29-year-old midfielder reunited with Carlo Ancelotti, a man who was his coach in Napoli for a year and a half and during whose mandate he made 61 appearances for the club from the south of Italy.
Allan started his career in Brazil, where good games aroused the interest of scouts from Italy. For a long time, Allan chose a club and finally, the decision fell on Udinese, which often knew how to find the right players.
Some of them are Alexis Sanchez, Rodrigo de Paul, Juan Cuadrado, Alex Meret, Zielinski, etc ... Allan then left Udinese and signed for Napoli in which he was one of the key players in the midfield. However, it seems that he decided to try his hand in the strongest league in the world and sign for Everton "The rich history of the club in the Premier League, the ambition of the project, and, of course, Professor Ancelotti.
Those are the reasons I came. The coach did everything in his power to bring me. I did not hesitate at any moment ", said the midfielder for the club's website after signing the contract.
Allan feels happy
Allan has over 200 appearances for Napoli in his football CV, 158 in Serie A, 26 in the Champions League.
Few people know his qualities better than Carlo, who could give him a chance to make his debut next weekend since Everton has a Premier League premiere against Tottenham in London on Sunday. "One of the most important moments in my game is the desire to win every ball.
I believe that this will be the key to my quality performances and that because of that, the fans will appreciate and love me more. Everyone in and around the club can expect absolute commitment from me. I received a lot of welcome messages from the fans and that makes me very happy and gives me confidence for everything that awaits me.
” Although he did not manage to break the league dominance of Juventus with Napoli and win Serie A, Allan won a trophy in the cup last season, and in the final, the Bianconeri were defeated on penalties. The goal of the Brazilian midfielder is to help the club reach the first trophy after 25 years.
The last one was won in 1995 in the FA Cup, and since the Premier League is an impossible mission for the team from Goodison, they will look for their chances for the cup through the competition cup. At the moment when James Rodriguez and Abdullai Doucure, whose arrivals are eagerly awaited, will initial the long-term cooperation, Everton will be able to shyly dream of the League or FA Cup final.