Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen seems to have garnered a cult status in the footballing world recently and has been linked with a move to Manchester United as well as his previous club Swansea City this summer. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp meanwhile is trying to “find solutions” to the player’s contract which expires after the end of this season.
The 26-year-old who has less than one year left at Anfield has been linked with a move to Old Trafford by Mat Davies of the South Wales Evening Post. Allen was brought to Liverpool by former manager Brendan Rodgers from Swansea in 2012. His early days in the club were disastrous, especially after being termed “the Welsh Xavi” by the Northen Irishman. With his on the field struggles and nickname, he became a fun figure for supporters at the club.
However, Allen turned that around after Jurgen Klopp took over as the manager of Liverpool. He also had an amazing tournament for Wales at the Euro 2016, where he was seen taking control of the midfield and distributing passes from the centre.
Manchester United fans however won’t be too pleased with this rumor. Being a Liverpool player will indeed be one of the reason, but the Old Trafford faithful’s would want a more established name being signed by their manager Jose Mourinho.
Allen’s record in the European Championship speaks for itself. He started all the six games for the Dragons creating five chances and one assist. He completed a total of 201 passes in the tournament in which 65% were forward passes, 85% of which were accurate. The man from Carmarthen, Wales had an average pass length of 17 meters, according to Squawka.
Meanwhile, Liverpool want the midfielder to stay at Anfield after his recent impressive performances and manager Klopp is willing to resolve Joe Allen’s contract situations, as reported by Sky Sports News HQ.
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