By Dominic King for MailOnline
Published: 12:00 BST, 6 September 2020 | Updated: 12:00 BST, 6 September 2020
Carlo Ancelotti has promised Everton fans they will 'love' the new season as he labelled his first signing Allan one of the best in the world.
Allan, the Brazil international, watched from the stands on Saturday as Everton beat Preston 2-0 in their final warm-up game before the new Premier League campaign.
The 29-year-old, who worked with Ancelotti at Napoli, cost £25m and has signed a deal until June 2023.
Everton finally secured the signing of Brazilian midfielder Allan from Napoli for a fee of £25m
Carlo Ancelotti is excited for the season ahead and is hopeful that Everton will make progress
This will not be Everton's only signing before they face Tottenham. Abdoulaye Doucoure has undergone a medical and will be unveiled soon, with a £20m deal having been agreed with Watford, while James Rodriguez will take the headlines once his switch from Real Madrid is complete.
Ancelotti was startled by the way Everton's results fell asunder towards the end of the last campaign and made it clear to his squad he would not tolerate any repeats going forward.
He also knows how impatient supporters are to see consistency and has vowed to give them optimism this year.
'We want to make progress,' Ancelotti said. 'The position last season was