Allan completed his move to Celtic last week, and he has told a press conference why he opted to move to Parkhead from Championship side Hibs.
SA: When I heard from my agent that Celtic were interested it was an easy decision. Step up a league and chance of European football.— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) August 17, 2015
SA: I made my decision on football terms. It's about playing football, developing and this is the right place for me.— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) August 17, 2015
SA: My job is a football player and to come to Celtic was an easy decision to make and that's why I made it.— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) August 17, 2015
The Bhoys completed a late swoop for Allan, having seen Old Firm rivals Rangers attempt to sign him for much of the transfer window.
However, he has admitted that as soon as Celtic came calling he was not going to choose a move elsewhere, and Allan gave many of the same reasons for moving to Parkhead as some of his fellow signings.
The step up in league from the Championship to the Premiership, and the step up in quality that brings, was one main reason. Also, he has admitted that the chance of playing European football was a key factor, with the Bhoys looking to secure passage to the Champions League group stages this season, by progressing through a two-legged play-off tie with Malmo - which starts this week.
Of course, many will suggest Allan’s move will stall his development, as the first-team football guaranteed at Hibs - or likely any other club in Scotland - is not certain with the Bhoys.
Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven are certain to feature predominately in the wide roles, and Allan may have to bide his time at Parkhead if he is to truly make his mark with Ronny Deila’s men.