We reported yesterday on what appears to be a new target for Newcastle in 26-year-old Napoli central midfielder Allan who is a Brazil U20 International.
Allan Coutinho, Sandro, Oscar, Casemiro, and Danilo when Brazi won the U20 World Cup in Colombia back in 2011 so Allan has always been a top player.
Since the report came out and we have learned a lot more about this player he would seem to be an excellent buy for €10M (£8.9M) if we can get him.
26-year-old Napoli central midfielder Allan
Was this his reaction when asked if he wanted to sign for Newcastle?
Allan can play in defensive midfield as well in attacking central midfield and you have to have a lot of different skills to be able to play in both positions.
That’s a really versatile technical player who could either partner Jonjo Shelavy in defensive midfield or play in place of Jonjo because he has that creativity, speed and passing ability.
This is a player who no doubt Rafa has been keeping a watch on since he signed on at Napoli and his contacts there will have told the world-class manager he has been playing excellently in Italy.
In the two years he’s been at Napoli he has played 82 games with 4 goals and 12 assists.
If Newcastle can get this player into the club then he could improve under the expert guidance of Rafa Benitez. and we would have
And Newcastle would have brought in a real class player who would give a lot to the Newcastle team – some of that is real creativity which we sadly lack at the moment.
Take Jonjo out of the side and we have very little creativity or skill in central midfield.
Southampton and West Brom are the other two Premier League clubs who are interested in this player – but it’s time for Newcastle to be really aggressive and wrap up the signing of this player.
We should do whatever it takes.
We cannot miss out on this player.
What do you think?