Everton has completed the signing of Brazil international Allan, with the midfielder penning a three-year deal until the end of June 2023.
Allan has joined Everton for an undisclosed fee after spending five years with Napoli and has gone on to win nine caps to his name. He also boasts a Copa America winners medal having been part of the Brazil squad that won it last year.
The 29-year-old has now been reunited with his former Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti who he played 61 times under. After his move was confirmed, Allan said the opportunity to play in the premier league and under Carlo Ancelotti was too good to turn down.
“It is a real pleasure to sign for Everton. I am immensely happy to be here. I hope, as I have done in my entire career, I contribute with my performances together with my teammates and that I put in some great games, great performances and win important things. It is a club with a rich history in the Premier League, has real ambition, and then there is Professor Ancelotti.”
Allan started out his footballing career in the Madureira youth system in his home country before joining the Uruguayan club Deportivo Maldonado. He later returned to Brazil and made his professional debut with Vasco da Gama in 2009. Allan joined Italian club Udinese in 2012 and subsequently moved to fellow Serie A side Napoli in 2015.
Allan played more than 200 times for Napoli, including 158 Serie A appearances and 26 games in the Champions League and Everton fans will be hoping that his experience and that of his manager Carlo Ancelotti can push them into Europe next season.