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Official: Allan signs for Everton on a three-year deal

Credit: Official Everton Twitter account
Credit: Official Everton Twitter account

Everton have announced the signing of Allan from Napoli with the player having committed his future at Goodison Park until 2023.

Everton have sealed the transfer of Allan from Napoli for an undisclosed fee, but have reportedly paid €25 million upfront which could rise up by €3 million, depending on his performance.

The Toffees had long been linked with his move and reportedly had to fend off competition from the likes of Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund to secure his signing.

The 29-year old expressed his delight at the move as well as on his reunion with Carlo Ancelotti, having previously worked under him during the Italian’s tenure at the San Paolo.

“It is a real pleasure to sign for Everton. I am immensely happy to be here,” he told the official club website.

“It is a club with a rich history in the Premier League, has real ambition, and then there is Professor Ancelotti.”

Allan was then asked what he can bring to the table in the Everton team, to which he proudly responded: “A strong part of my game is marking and the desire going in to win absolutely every ball.

“There will be a tremendous amount of dedication from me, a lot of dedication – a lot.”

The Brazilian was key to Genarro Gattuso’s side beating Juventus and lifting the Coppa Italia last season. He made a total of 212 appearances during his five-year stint at Napoli, having joined the club in 2015.