Rafa Benitez of Newcastle is interested in signing 26-year-old Napoli central midfielder Allan – according to a report in the Sun today.
Two other Premier League clubs are said to be interested in the player (who stands 5ft 8ins tall) and they are West Brom and Southampton.
The U20 Brazilian Youth International was signed by Napoli two years ago from Udinese after three years at the Bianconeri Friuliani – and he has since played 82 times for Naples based club with 4 goals and 12 assists.
He is rated at around £10M.
26-year-old defensive midfielder Allan of Napoli
The Sun is reporting that Rafa is very keen to sign this player for Newcastle and he is keen to get the talented Brazilian in as soon as possible – especially with two other English clubs also interested in the player.
Allan operates primarily as a defensive midfielder but he can also play in attacking midfield and can operate between defense and attack at will – so in the way he is a versatile player.
He normally plays in defensive midfield and has good ball-winning skills and he’s said to be a good technical player who is a good passer of the ball with good speed too.
Sounds good to us.
Allan has been a first team starter for Napoli for two seasons now and he would seem to be a great addition to the Newcastle side for £10M
Rafa Benitez thinks this player can adapt quickly to English football after being outstanding in Serie A.
Allan played for the Brazil Under-20s back in 2011 alongside Philippe Coutinho, Alex Sandro, Oscar, Casemiro, and Danilo when they won the U20 World Cup in Colombia and it was the fifth time the Brazilians have won that tournament.
That’s the tournament England won this summer for the first time when we beat Venezuela 1-0 in the final and had both Freddie Woodman and Adam Armstrong in the squad.
What do you think about Allan?