Everton Midfielder Allan Reflects on Being Close to Joining PSG in 2019

Over the winter transfer window of 2019, Paris Saint-Germain was on the lookout for a midfielder who could help to bolster its depth at the position. PSG club officials ended up centering their attention on now-former Napoli midfielder Allan.

PSG was quite close to signing Allan, but in the end, no deal was reached between the Ligue 1 powerhouse and Napoli club officials.

Speaking to the Italian-based outlet Corriere dello Sport (via Le10Sport), Allan took a look back on his failed move to PSG.

“Let’s say that in January 2019, it was done for my transfer to PSG,” Allan said.” You could say it was a disappointment. Me, in Naples, I was happy and I still am when I go back. But it was a huge opportunity and also a new experience, even on a personal level. The operation seemed to be suitable for all parties until a request was considered exaggerated.”

In 2020, now-former Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti revealed that he did not want the Brazilian midfielder to leave the club in 2019, so club officials put an end to such talks with PSG.

Allan later went on to complete a permanent transfer move to Everton. The veteran midfielder just capped off his second campaign with the Premier League side, logging 31 appearances in all competitions.

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