Allan on 'Professor' Carlo Ancelotti's role in convincing him to make Everton transfer

Napoli's Brazilian midfielder Allan Marques Loureiro looks on during the SSC Napoli Football team pre-season training camp.

Brazilian international Allan completed his £25million move to Everton – and admitted he can't wait to work again with the manager he calls 'the professor'.

The 29-year-old midfielder arrives from Napoli on a three-year deal after Toffees' boss Carlo Ancelotti led a raid on his former club.

Allan, a combative defensive presence who has won nine caps for his country, said Everton made him an offer he just couldn't refuse.

He said: “It is a real pleasure to sign for Everton. I am immensely happy to be here.

“I hope, like 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.

“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.”

Allan, a player with Champions League experience who helped Brazil lift the Copa America in 2019, promised to bring a winning mentality to Goodison.

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

“I believe with my desire I can put in really good performances to win the fans over and 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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