Napoli midfielder Allan has long been a rumored transfer target of Paris Saint-Germain. Over the recent winter transfer window, PSG’s sporting director, Leonardo, was rumored to show interest in acquiring the Brazilian workhorse midfielder, with a loan option on the table as well. But nothing ever materialized between PSG and Napoli.
Many teams have been rumored to want to acquire the Napoli enforcer over the years, and this summer may finally be the time when he departs for another club.
According to Fabrizio Romano of Calcio Mercato, Allan is set to leave the Naples-based club. According to the report, Napoli Chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis is eyeing a deal to finally cash in on his transfer value. Thus, it would pave the way for some of the club’s youth midfielders to earn more playing time.
However, PSG may not throw its hat into any possible transfer negotiations. As Romano concludes, the projected price is higher than the €20-25 million offered back in January, which is deemed to turn off Leonardo and club officials.
For Allan, it has been a campaign far from what is typically expected out of him. Multiple injuries have derailed his season coupled with just one start in Napoli’s last 12 league games.
Suitors should still line up to inquire about a deal for Allan, but PSG will stand back for now.
Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc.