By Charlotte Daly For Mailonline
Published: 08:39 BST, 12 September 2020 | Updated: 08:47 BST, 12 September 2020
New Everton signing Allan has revealed how Richarlison played a role in his move from Napoli to Goodison Park this summer.
The 29-year-old Brazilian said he 'spoke a lot' with Richarlison before completing a three-year deal worth £21million with Carlo Ancelotti's Toffees.
Allan said he felt 'important' and knew that the club 'wanted' him when Richarlison reached out and has since said he would do 'anything to help' the Everton forward on the pitch.
Allan (above) revealed how Richarlison played a role in his move from Napoli to Everton
Explaining the impact Richarlison had on his negotiations with the club, Allan said: 'I talk a lot with Richarlison when we're together with the national team and, during the negotiations to come to Everton, he kept asking me "When are you coming? We need you here, come here."'
'To hear that from someone like Richarlison was really satisfying. It makes you feel that you're important, that you're wanted. That's something I appreciate and I'll do everything to help him on the pitch.'
The Brazilian pair could line up together against Tottenham this weekend, while Allan's arrival at Everton