Plenty of Everton fans have flocked to Twitter to discuss a reported transfer target this week.
According to Nicolo Schira, the Toffees have held talks with Napoli midfielder Allan over a potential reunion with Carlo Ancelotti in Merseyside, although they face competition from Atletico Madrid, too.
Talks continue between #Everton and #Napoli for the brazilian midfielder #Allan. He is the first choice for #Toffees manager Carlo #Ancelotti. Also #AtleticoMadrid have asked info for Allan in the last days. #transfers #EFC
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) July 14, 2020
Last month, similar reports broke claiming the Serie A club were looking for €50m (£45m) but could accept a lower €40m (£36m) offer given the financial situation across football post-pandemic.
Allan could well be the defensive midfielder that the Merseysiders are crying out for and Ancelotti, of course, knows him well.
Should Everton sign Allan this summer?
Per WhoScored, the 29-year-old has averaged 2.9 tackles, 1 dribble and 0.6 key passes per game this campaign, which includes appearances in the Champions League.
And many at Goodison Park are drooling over the prospect of signing him claiming it would be “massive” and “boss” if they were able to clinch him whilst one supporter believes he would be better than all the other options in midfield.
Here’s how the rest of the Everton faithful reacted…
Hopefully we can sign him, miles better than what we’ve got at the moment
— In Carlo We Trust (@CarlosBlueMen) July 14, 2020
This would be a top signing. Our centre mids haven't put a tackle in for 3 games https://t.co/ErqlRrhQLk
— Richie Jones (@RichieJones10) July 14, 2020
He looks so athletic and fit still gets about the pitch like a 21 year old age is just a number mate
— TheBlues (@gflan02) July 14, 2020
Thats a boss signing if we get him!
— Drew Tabori (@DrewTabori) July 14, 2020
Get him signed!
— Steven Ainsworth (@steainsey) July 14, 2020
Good signing that and at a really good price Imo #getitdone
— MikeEFC 🌊 (@officialmtaylor) July 14, 2020
Be a massive signing if true
— tyler (@tylerfraney) July 14, 2020
hes got to be the first signing. an improvement to that black hole in cm
— idcaboutaname (@hmmmm123456543) July 14, 2020
We need an older head in midfield anyway, get rid of Delph too hopefully.
— MLW (@MLWEFC) July 14, 2020
Looks like he’s Ancelottis man. Id bet on it that he will be our player soon
— Finners (@realfinners) July 14, 2020
We need some ready made players with quality . He fits profile . If deal right well worth it
— Graeme McVeigh (@GraemeMcV) July 14, 2020