The Brazilian has been linked consistently with a move to Goodison Park after his former boss, Carlo Ancelotti, took the reins there but such a big fee for a 29-year-old hasn't ever felt realistic given Marcel Brands's preference for younger players with sell-on value during his rebuilding work with the Toffees.
Napoli are reportedly willing to sell Allan this summer but their valuation of the player might prove a sticking point.
Original Source: Il Mattino
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1 Posted 26/05/2020 at 17:07:06
2 Posted 26/05/2020 at 17:11:58
3 Posted 26/05/2020 at 17:45:22
4 Posted 26/05/2020 at 18:09:15
5 Posted 26/05/2020 at 18:34:33
6 Posted 26/05/2020 at 20:08:54
Shocked if they are open to letting him go. He was absolutely magnificent against Real Madrid in the Champions League. He's the sort of player Man Utd are crying out for.
7 Posted 26/05/2020 at 21:42:13
We need a midfielder of his ilk, good tackler, high energy and good passer. If he were available for a loan or low transfer fee then it could be interesting but Brands has mainly targeted 22- to 25-year-olds and I expect our new central midfielder to be in that range.
8 Posted 26/05/2020 at 22:22:13
Allan + Lozano
It's bullshit of the highest order. In the unlikely event anyone offered £40M for a 29-year-old in this unprecedented financial climate for football clubs, Napoli would bite their hand clean off.
9 Posted 26/05/2020 at 22:45:52
10 Posted 27/05/2020 at 08:40:51
Agree with those above – get Gana back (even for the same money we paid for him), he would be exceptional in a 4-4-2 alongside André.
11 Posted 27/05/2020 at 09:05:59
12 Posted 27/05/2020 at 09:22:05
He looks vaguely like a Wijnaldum style / standard player. Better than what we have, certainly. But I'd be hoping we can pick someone up in their early 20s for the same or less who can do what he does.
Not my money so, in some respects, who cares but I guess the issue may be FFP + getting our fingers burned again with someone only coming for the money with his powers on the wane.
13 Posted 27/05/2020 at 09:51:24
He is though the type of player Ancellotti will be looking at. Its all well and good going the Brands way of young talent but Carlo will want a backbone of experienced, dependable pros eg Allan and Thiago Silva.
Think about it. In the midst of battle who would you rather have beside you; the green behind the ears promising young lieutenant or the battle-hardened NCO?
14 Posted 27/05/2020 at 10:16:21
15 Posted 27/05/2020 at 11:03:28
16 Posted 27/05/2020 at 14:02:38
To answer your question it depends on how well they shoot.
I'd take a young Everton Lukaku over older Everton Samuel Eto'o. I'd take young Everton Stones over the more experienced Ashley Williams.
We already have lots of Premier League experience in midfield with Delph and Schneiderlin; neither has proved a success. Allan looks a better player than both those but experience needs to be matched with the ability to improve the first team.
Allan is a physical player but those powers will decline in his 30s. For me, the wisdom in getting him depends on the what sort of financial deal could be struck.
17 Posted 27/05/2020 at 14:46:08
If the Club are able to manage a 3-year deal, is it worth the outlay?
18 Posted 27/05/2020 at 17:48:05
19 Posted 27/05/2020 at 19:58:56
20 Posted 28/05/2020 at 14:43:11
21 Posted 29/05/2020 at 07:24:04
22 Posted 29/05/2020 at 16:20:04
23 Posted 03/06/2020 at 10:31:06
I thought we were trying to move on from being a selling club. As for age, didn't Arsenal pay £56 million for a 28-year-old a couple of years ago?
24 Posted 03/06/2020 at 11:10:57
Not the age that most ToffeeWebbers would want at Everton.
25 Posted 04/06/2020 at 07:34:54
Allan is very good but last season was one of his worst in a while. He depends a lot on his physical capacities which as he reaches 30 will start to decline. We do not have endless pots of money so what we do have has to be carefully spent; we have not done this in the past and have been lumbered with declining players on large wages.
If Brands & Ancelotti think that Allan can stay at the top level for another 4-5 years and be the difference between us coming 8th and 4th or 5th then great. But to my eyes spending £40m on a 29-year-old who relies on athleticism and has excelled in Italy (traditionally a league whose players don't often settle quickly in England) would be pretty reckless financially. I suppose it all depends on how good he is/can be for the next 5 years.
I think Aubameyang was 27 wasn't he? And Arsenal could probably sell him now for near the same amount they bought him for. Elite goalscorers always go for a premium.
26 Posted 04/06/2020 at 07:40:38
Are we going to have a Lozano and Allan kind of transfer window or a Hojberg and Ryan Fraser kind of window? The Gabriel rumours have gone quiet. I'd love silly season to get going just to get excited about footie again.
27 Posted 03/07/2020 at 11:47:19
Very good player and better than what we have but if I'm honest there's a fair few good midfielders out there and for that money i'd prefer someone coming into their peak rather than fading out of it. Could maybe get Zakaria for that amount. Or even have a crack at Ndombele or Guendouzi!
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