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Allan states his aims as Brazil star seals big-money Everton transfer

Brazil international Allan has claimed he is “immensely happy” after becoming Everton’s first signing of the summer.

The 29-year-old midfielder is reunited with Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti, with whom he worked at the Serie A club. He has signed a three-year contract for an initial fee believed to be around £21.7million.

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Allan, who featured in 61 matches for Ancelotti at Napoli, admitted he could not turn down the opportunity to work with the Italian again.

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

“I hope, like I have done in my entire career, I contribute with my performances. Together with my team-mates I will 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. He has done everything possible to bring me here.

“It is the size of the club and the name of the coach which means you don’t think twice about coming to Everton.”


Midfield is an area which Ancelotti was keen to strengthen after a disappointing end to last season. Their performances faded after a bright start following his arrival in December.

As a result the club are also set to bring in another of Ancelotti’s former players in James Rodriguez from Real Madrid. Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure is also expected to follow.


Allan tells fans what he will bring

Allan has vowed to bring more bite to the Everton midfield and has thanked supporters of the club.

“A strong part of my game is marking and the desire going in to win absolutely every ball,” he added.

“I believe with my desire I can put in really good performances to win the fans over. I hope to win things as well. There will be a tremendous amount of dedication from me, a lot of dedication – a lot.

“I received a lot of messages from Everton fans and that made me really happy and confident in the work I can do here.”


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