Arsenal are looking to sign a midfielder in the summer, and Napoli’s Allan has reportedly emerged as a target after some eye-catching performances this season.
According to Calciomercato, Arsenal are among the clubs who would be interested in signing Napoli midfielder Allan to the Premier League. The Gunners are expected to be in the market for a midfielder and have been linked with many players across Europe, with the Brazilian being the latest in their transfer wishlist.
Arsenal have lacked the presence of a top-class holding midfielder in the team, which has undoubtedly cost a tremendous amount of points for them in the Premier League. Granit Xhaka is still getting his bearings right and Jack Wilshere’s future is uncertain, which is why the Gunnets are looking for a midfield signing to bolster their squad.
Allan has been one of Napoli’s star performers this season as the club battles with Juventus for the Serie A title. Presently, Napoli sit second on the Serie A table and Allan’s tally of four goals this season show that he has a penchant of affecting the proceedings in the final third in addition to his role in midfield.
There is no reported price mentioned so far, but it should take a significant sum for Arsenal or any other clubs to prise the Brazilian away from San Paolo. Arsenal have also reported to be interested in Allan’s Napoli team-mate Jorginho, suggesting that they are hitting top gear in their bid to bolster midfield.
Prising Allan away from Napoli will not be an easy task for Arsenal or any other club, as Napoli are known for their tight manner of negotiations, and will be expected to make any deal difficult. Allan’s current agreement with Napoli runs till 2023, and thus Napoli are in no rush to sell a player entering his prime at the age of 27.
The Allan situation depends on multiple factors, and there is a possibility the player could remain with Napoli. If Napoli win the Serie A and the club offer improved terms to the Brazilian to match his ambitions, then the player could stay. A significant offer from any of the clubs interested in him could turn his head, and Napoli could decide to sell.
Only the coming months leading to the summer window would shape this transfer. Allan could be a good deal for Arsenal but it entirely depends on the player’s desire to play at the troubled North London club. It now remains to be seen if the Gunners succeed in securing his services.