According to Sean Lunt of Sport Witness, Everton have made an offer for Allan that is said to be below Napoli’s asking price. The Toffees have lodged a €30m bid for the 29-year-old but may have to up it to €35-€40m in order to bring Allan to Goodison Park.
Just pay it
— East Anglian Blues (@AnglianBlues) July 3, 2020
Just pay it , hes boss
— mogsy (@mogs157) July 3, 2020
Just get it done
— Dixie (@Dixie73375628) July 3, 2020
Been bidding on this fella since January haven’t we
— ancelotti_bluewhitearmy (@carlos_bluearmy) July 3, 2020
Agree, they’d get that back moving a place or two up the league
— RalphMouth (@Ralphy1878) July 3, 2020
Just get in already the boss wants him so give him what he wants! Pay the extra 5mil you’ll save on Schneiderlin’s wages now he’s gone 👌🏼
— willzy91 EFC 🇦🇺 (@jarrodwills) July 3, 2020
The Brazilian international joined Napoli from Udinese in 2015 and has gone on to make 206 appearances in all competitions, scoring 10 goals and making 16 assists. Allan has made 27 appearances across the board this season, but he’s struggled for playing time since the turn of the year – 350/1620 minutes of football in 2020.
Despite things spiraling in recent months, Allan is still a top central midfielder. In Serie A this campaign, he’s completed 87.5% of his 734 passes, won 9/15 of his aerial duels, had 17/26 successful dribbles, blocked 18 shots/passes/crosses and averaged a tackle (46) or interception (13) every 20 minutes, as per WhoScored – more tackles than Yerry Mina (37), Mason Holgate (43), Seamus Coleman (34) and Fabian Delph (26) among others.
Everton want to offer Allan an escape route and hope Carlo Ancelotti can be a lure, with the Italian manager having presided over 61 of his games, but they’ll need to meet Napoli’s demands. Lunt adds that the Toffees have agreed a €6m-a-year contract with Allan, but the midfielder is waiting for a bigger club (Atletico Madrid, Juventus) to make a move.