Everton Midfielder Allan Confirms Future Plans Amid Links to Lazio

Allan has confirmed his intention to stay with Everton amid links to Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio.

The Biancocelesti are looking to overhaul their squad this summer and one department that definitely needs touching up is the midfield; Lucas Leiva’s departure next month forces Lazio to find a new defensive midfielder and one player whose been consistently brought up is Allan.

Speaking to Corriere dello Sport (via FantaCalcio), Allan first discussed his physical condition following a recent muscle surgery.

Better now. They say that within six weeks I will be fine and will be able to start running normally again. I had to have surgery because the pain in my adductors had become unbearable.

As soon as we secured safety with Everton, I went to the operating theatre.

The 31-year-old Brazilian midfielder looked ahead to the future. Media reports suggest Sarri is incredibly keen to bring Allan to Lazio this summer.

I have respect for what is written but no signal has reached me. I think my professional destiny will remain unchanged. I’ll stay at Everton, as far as I know.

I’m happy in England, I have the trust of a club I’m proud of, with impressive facilities and to which I owe respect.

Finally, Allan discussed his farewell message to Napoli and how he was snubbed.

I wrote a message to De Laurentiis, to thank him for the opportunity he had given me and for five years, to live in Naples, to be part of a piece of the club’s history.

I bore no grudge for what had happened, a cycle and a relationship were coming to an end. It’s a shame I never received an answer.

The 31-year-old Allan was one of Sarri’s favourite players during their time together at Napoli and it’s likely that the Everton midfielder would have been a good fit for the Biancocelesti squad, slotting in nicely following the departure of Leiva.

Lazio will now have to look elsewhere in their search for a new defensive midfielder.

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