Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen could be on his way out from Anfield as Swansea has recently confirmed their interest in the midfielder who has already drawn interest from Stoke City.
The Merseyside club has accepted a £13m bid from Stoke for the 26-year-old as the player have had a very impressive outing in Euro 2016 which has attracted a number of clubs for his services.
The player who has moved from Swansea to Liverpool back in 2012 for £15m under Brendan Rodgers have made a total of 91 league appearances for Liverpool in three years scoring 4 goals.
Despite not being a regular starter in the team, Allen has added great value to the team as he was always an impact substitute for the Reds. After only starting eight league games for Liverpool last season, Allen is looking elsewhere to get first team football.
With new management at Swansea, club chairman Jenkins is keen to invest in the right players ahead of the new season and confirmed that Joe Allen was very much in their plans.
“We’ve had discussions with Liverpool and there’s been stuff in the press recently about Stoke,” said Huw Jenkins.
“Joe is away as far as I know because, like our players, he’s finished the Euros and then needs so many weeks off.
“Over the next week or 10 days things may move on, but we must remember we have a full complement of midfield players as it is.
“We’re still in the hunt. Joe is one of our players and we’ll keep that open for as long as we can. I think £13 million is probably a high valuation for a player with a year left on his contract. But with the market as it is, we’ve all seen some values put on players, it’s not unrealistic.
“It’s a high valuation, but the market has gone that way.”
However, it remains to be seen how Liverpool fans will react to this as the ‘Welsh Pirlo’ has garnered a huge support among the fans after his terrific Euro 2016 campaign.
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