Joe Allen is reportedly on his way out of Liverpool as he his targeted by a host of clubs. La Liga club Sevilla tops the list of transfer chasers which also include the likes of English Premier League champions Leicester City, Allen’s former club Swansea City, Southampton, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion.
Sevilla and Swansea are currently in pole position to capture the midfielder. The 26-year-old is being eyed as the replacement of Ever Banega by the Spanish club, who were impressed with the Welshman’s talent after seeing him in the recently concluded UEFA Europa League final, as reported by The Sun.
Allen only has a year left in his Liverpool contract and is not a regular under Anfield supremo Jurgen Klopp. After the Welshman’s impressive Euro 2016 performance, the Reds hierarchy would like to cash in on the midfielder. Allen arrived at Liverpool from Swansea City in 2012 for $22 million. Liverpool will likely demand a fee of around $15 million to let the player go.
The 26-year-old man from Carmarthen, Wales has been sensational for his country in the Euro 2016. Although he is yet to score a goal in the tournament, he has created four chances for the team as well as one assist. The Welshman has completed an outstanding 93 passes in France with a pass accuracy of 87%. 67% of all his passes were forward passes, as reported by Squawka.com.
Although not a regular at Liverpool, Allen has made a total of 19 appearances for the Reds last season. He scored 2 goals and created a total of 12 chances. He had a pass accuracy of 84% and shot accuracy of 44%.
Liverpool have left the decision of Allen to their manager Klopp. It’s up to the German if he wants to keep the midfielder at Anfield or not, according to Telegraph.
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