Everton are reportedly linked to Napoli midfielder Allan as part of their summer shopping list and Brazil legend Rivaldo has urged the 29-year-old to make the move to Merseyside.
The Liverpool ECHO has reported that Everton are waiting for the return of the 2019/20 season before they make any big decisions surrounding the upcoming transfer window.
Rivaldo has commented on the situation and thinks Goodison Park would be an ideal destination for Allan, who has seemingly struggled in Serie A this season. The 29-year-old has registered one goal and one assist in 24 games across all competitions for Napoli (via Transfermarkt).
Rivaldo believes a move to Everton could be a beneficial decision in the Italian’s career. “He is a good player who might be useful for Everton,” the former Barcelona man told Betfair (via Liverpool ECHO). “The move would also give him more visibility as he tries to get some more selections for the national team ahead of the Copa America in 2021 and World Cup in 2022.”
The 48-year-old has stated that Allan would be moving to the ‘best league in the world’ if he was to agree terms with the Toffees.
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A place in a Premier League side currently in an exciting transitional period would certainly be a career-defining move for the midfielder, however his current campaign hasn’t painted him in an overly positive light. Carlo Ancelotti will surely be using his Serie A connections wisely to correctly bolster Everton’s ranks and find the right players to link up with Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
An ageing midfielder with just two goals and three assists in his last two seasons with Napoli doesn’t look like the ideal signing for a club looking to replace deadwood players. With a reported price tag of £65million (per Il Mattino via Bleacher Report), it’s difficult to see Everton spending so much on a player who has had such little impact over the last two seasons.
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