Brazilian midfielder Allan has been sold by Everton to Al Wahda of Abu Dhabi.
His sudden loss of favour at Goodison Park led to the unexpected deal, which was announced on Sunday night.
The 31-year-old hasn’t made a single appearance this year, and his lone competitive game appearance came in May as a late substitute against Watford.
Following the arrivals of Idrissa Gana Gueye and Amadou Onana, he was deemed surplus to requirements by Lampard, and as a result, a deal was made to allow him to join the UAE Pro League club.
Al Wahda announced the signing of Allan’s two-year contract by posting a picture of Allan wearing the team’s uniform on Twitter.
“Welcome Allan to the home of champions,” a statement read.
“Al Wahda Football Club has contracted with the Brazilian player Alan Marcos, in a permanent transfer deal from the English club Everton and with a two-season contract, as part of the club’s efforts to strengthen the ranks of the first team and meet the requirements of success.
“The club’s board of directors welcomed the player ‘Alan’ to the home of the champions, wishing him success during his career with the team.
“For his part, ‘Alan’ praised the professional work during the completion of the contracting procedures, expressing his happiness to join the homeland of champions, and his desire to contribute to achieving more achievements and victories.”