Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has lavished praise on new signing Allan.
The Brazilian is a combative defensive midfielder who has established himself as one of the best in Europe with Napoli.
Ancelotti has managed him before, and now will get the chance to release Allan on the Premier League. The 29-year-old signed a three year deal with the Toffees on Saturday.
“[I am] happy for this,” Ancelotti told reporters.
“I think that it was not easy to find a deal but, in the end, we were able to do it and I think he will prove to be a fantastic player for us with quality and ability.
“For sure, I have no doubt. He is a player who will show a lot of energy on the pitch. He is very good tactically, good with the ball, and good without the ball. He is a fantastic signing for us.
“He is going to put strength in midfield. This is his best quality. For this reason, all the players we have with quality are going to improve for being with him. He is not just a player for himself. He is a player whose energy can make others better.
“He’s very aggressive. Defensively, he is really good. My personal opinion is that he is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world. He is intelligent tactically and he has got a lot of energy. One against one, he is really strong.”