£22m Everton signing given escape route from Goodison woes with former manager circling

Allan, Richarlison, Everton, March 2022.

Former Napoli star Allan could move on from Everton to reunite with his former manager Maurizio Sarri, who reportedly wants him at Lazio.

Allan has been a regular feature for Everton when available. Indeed, he has made 52 appearances for the club since joining from Napoli in 2020.

Allan enjoyed a successful period of his career under Sarri’s management in Naples. The midfielder twice experienced a second-placed Serie A finish under the Italian coach.

Allan has not quite had the same fortune at Everton, though. The Toffees did finish 10th in the Premier League during his first season, in which he played 24 games.

However, they are currently just three points above the drop zone and relegation is a very real possibility this season.

Regardless, Allan could be gifted an opportunity to reunite with former coach Sarri. Area Napoli reports the Italian manager is keen on bringing Allan to Lazio.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic may well leave the club in the summer. Manchester United are one of a few clubs who are keen on the Serbian.

Allan is seen as an apt replacement, should the midfielder move on this summer.

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Lazio are reported to be ‘thinking about the future’ and that involves making some new signings.

Furthermore, Allan may want to reunite with his former coach – especially if the Toffees fail to beat the drop. It could be an easy move should Everton be relegated, but of course, there is still a chance they could survive.

Allan could be among Lazio signings

Maurizio Sarri, Lazio, March 2022.

Sarri is reportedly keen on a few other players that he wants to take on board at Lazio. The coach is reported to have ‘given his approval’ over wing-back Emerson Palmieri, who he managed at Chelsea.

Another name that the report mentions is AC Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli.

Each of those players seem to be good moves for Lazio. Indeed, they currently sit seventh in the league, but Sarri will no doubt want his side to be pushing for a top-four finish.

The potential signings may also hinge on whether or not Milinkovic-Savic does leave the club. There is apparently a ‘growing feeling’ that he will depart in the summer.

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