It has long been understood that Carlo Ancelotti was going to bring in veteran Carlo Ancelotti players to Everton when he finally is given the chance; Allan may be the first to come to Merseyside.
Long an admirer of Allan, Ancelotti and he have a good bond; his know-how in the middle of the pitch could really offer the young Everton talent the means to jumpstart their production. It can also help to protect a vulnerable backline, even as Don Carlo looks to shore that up this summer as well.
With the report suggesting that Everton are slightly under Napoli’s own evaluation of the Brazilian, I do not personally think that will ultimately hinder the deal from being compromised upon between the two clubs.
They are two teams in different places and with different needs; Everton must load talent around the likes of Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Alex Iwobi and Moise Kean. Napoli meanwhile, have loads of valuable talent and yet, appear rudderless from campaign to campaign; cashing in and investing in youth and a more sustainable program like during Maurizio Sarri’s tenure is their likely direction.
So what should Toffees think of the possible innovation of bringing Allan to Goodison Park?
Allan: A good piece in the Carlo Ancelotti Revolution
While Allan is 29-years-old, what he can offer Everton moving forward may be all they need to create a positive culture to then grow further out of. While his departure almost surely means the end of the Gylfi Sigurdsson era in Merseyside, this should likely be celebrated, with no malice towards the Icelandian international of course.
His fit at Everton seemed strange since the end of the Marco Silva era earlier this year; Carlo Ancelotti and Big Duncan Ferguson have been shown little different than Silva since they’ve come in as well. Allan meanwhile, may be offer the pace and vision that can then energize the firepower certainly available at Goodison Park.
More consistency in the midfield can do wonders for the backline as well; while Everton are focused on a new centre back for sure, perhaps two, more consistent scoring will certainly give the appearance of an improved defense as well.
Between his price and his ability, signing Allan allows for further innovations to be made; should Sigurdsson and Theo Walcott be moved it is likely that Everton can recoup a solid portion of that transfer in just two deals. While the coffers may be less extravagant than predicted before COVID-19, Ancelotti will still be able to make transfer market magic.
Everton: Only a few pieces away
Everton have a reputation on occasion as being unlucky; today however, I say that the club is fairly lucky and only a few pieces from being in top five contention.
It is not so far fetched at all; the good leadership of Carlo Ancelotti, his respect for the history of the club, create an environment where the great. young talent they have can really develop in a healthy circumstance.
Allan is a step in that direction, as I believe James Rodriguez would be, were he less expensive and willing to come to England of course; big game players can really influence the young guns that Everton possess. Philippe Coutinho is another option along these lines. This is a mental aspect of their development and Ancelotti serves as a sort of live bait in the dance; it has a real chance to breathe life into Everton.
The sooner Everton can get Allan, the better; get that out of the way so that further development of the Toffee squad can be enacted. Things will not always be as they were this year for Everton; players like Allan are where that evolution continues to occur.