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According to former Everton midfielder Leon Osman, Chelsea missed a trick by not launching a move for Brazilian midfielder Allan during the summer transfer window.
The Brazilian defensive midfielder has impressed at Everton following his move from Napoli during the summer transfer window.
“It won’t come as a surprise to many – Allan,” Osman told the Liverpool ECHO. “Dominic Calvert-Lewin has had an incredible season but Allan is still the guy everyone talks about when you talk about Everton.
“He does all those jobs a team needs without getting the plaudits. He doesn’t make the highlights.
“He goes about his job and makes everybody around him seem a better player.
“I feel that many teams around – Man City, Man United, Arsenal and Chelsea maybe – are looking at him and thinking ‘we’ve missed the boat here’.
“He is a player who does all those different jobs that position demands and he is also top quality on the ball.
“Man City had that player with Fernandinho but they have tried to bring in Rodri as his replacement but he’s not quite the same. Man United have tried Fred and [Scott] McTominay.
“And at Chelsea, we all know [N’Golo] Kante can do the defensive side of it but the question can he play the full role? Allan does that.”