Everton signed Allan from Napoli in 2020 as then manager Carlo Ancelotti wanted to reinforce the midfield. The Brazilian signed for Everton, thanks to Ancelotti’s enormous pull. Allan straightaway became a prominent player in the side, becoming one of the first choice selections on the team sheet. Injuries did curtail his impact but largely his 2022-21 season was seen as a success.
The Toffees had a powerful midfielder who was competent at pressuring the opponent and winning the ball back. Even in Rafa Benitez’s side, Allan was a key cog, playing alongside Abdoulaye Doucoure in a two man midfield on several occasions.
Everton signed him on a three year deal which expires next summer, putting Everton in a situation to take a call on his future this summer. Either the Brazilian has to be offered a new deal or the Toffees need to cash in on Allan to avoid losing him on a free transfer.
Frank Lampard used Allan as a starter in the early days of the campaign before he suffered an injury. In the final stages of the season, when the Blues were fighting to stay in the Premier League, Lampard preferred Fabian Delph in the holding midfield role.
AS Roma eye Everton midfielder Allan
According to Calciomercato, AS Roma are monitoring Allan in a bid to replace Georginio Wijnaldum who will be out until January with a broken foot. Allan is a well known midfielder in Italian circles courtesy of his time at Napoli and Udinese. As per the report, the relationship between the 31 year old and Everton has broken and the Toffees are offering him to Serie A sides.
Roma is certainly an interested party, especially because of Allan’s availability for a cheap price. With his contract expiring, the Brazilian will be available for less than €10 million (£8.5 million). Earlier in the window, Lazio were also credited with an interest as Maurizio Sarri looked to reunite with Allan.
With the arrival of Amadou Onana and Everton’s pursuit of Idrissa Gueye and Mohammed Kudus, there will be departures in the midfield and Allan could well be on his way out. The 31 year old is yet to make an appearance this season as was recovering from an injury and lacks match fitness. He has been on the bench on a couple of occasions but he’s yet to play a game.
The Merseysiders are in a tricky situation as not selling Allan would run the risk of losing him on a free transfer. He is one of the highest earners at the club too, putting a substantial load on the wage budget.
Should the Toffees sell Allan?