According to a report from Italian outlet Il Mattino.it courtesy of Sport Witness, Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has apparently asked club officials to swoop for Napoli midfielder Allan – but the player’s €80m (£67.7m) valuation makes the deal highly unlikely, with these Toffees supporters hardly surprised.
Allan, who has started 14 games for Ancelotti’s former side this season in Serie A, has been a crucial player for Napoli since putting pen to paper on a transfer switch from Udinese in 2015 – going on to rack up 10 goals and 16 assists in 199 overall appearances from midfield (Transfermarkt).
The Brazilian has amassed an impressive 88% accuracy this season, as per SofaScore – with that potentially being the reason why the Toffees boss is so keen on bringing him to Goodison Park. By comparison, fellow midfielder Fabian Delph has averaged a lesser rate (86.1%) in the league while Tom Davies doesn’t fair much better – accumulating a meagre 77.2%, as per WhoScored.com.
However, despite his evident composure on the ball, Toffees supporters agree with the potential verdict from club officials that Allan’s large price tag doesn’t warrant the risk. One fan, though, cheekily made the suggestion they swap out of favour striker Oumar Niasse for the player – who has been linked with a move away from Merseyside all January (Liverpool Echo). Here’s what they had to say on Twitter.
Offer Niasse as part of the deal that will knock a couple of quid from the price and by couple I mean £2
— Robbie Leatherbarrow (@rwl140172) January 28, 2020
Good €80m for a 29 yr old is ridiculous
— 🇮🇹 Tom (@CarIoMagnifico) January 28, 2020
They won’t be getting 80mil off nobody . That’s for sure
— big duncs pigeons (@goodisonblue2) January 28, 2020
80 million pic.twitter.com/skiCxw1BI7
— John Tully NSNO (@JohnTul49872059) January 28, 2020
Don’t want him for that much
— Declan Ogrady1878 (@ogrady1878) January 28, 2020
I want him but 80mil for a 29 almost 30 no thanks
— @charliebroughh1993 (@charliebroughh1) January 28, 2020
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