Welsh ace, Joe Allen, has stirred up interest from Liverpool’s rivals. It is believed that Manchester United and West Ham are interested in securing the midfielder’s services, according to the Essex Chronicle.
The Welsh midfielder has just returned from the Euro 2016, where he helped his nation reach the semi-finals – after an incredible performance from the whole squad.
Joe is now in the last year of his contract with the Reds, and will have to make a decision about his future. Talks have broken down between the midfielder and the club, meaning that a contract extension is no longer on the cards.
Liverpool are now willing to cash in on the 26-year-old, with Swansea City, West Ham, and Manchester United being linked to the player.
The midfielder has been strongly linked with a switch to his former club, Swansea City. But, surprise contenders Manchester United will battle for the Welshman’s signature.
Manchester United have been in pursuit of French International, Paul Pogba, for almost a month. The deal, which is set to cost them a record-breaking £100 million, has not yet been confirmed, and Allen may be a back-up for the Red Devils.
Liverpool would ask for £14 million to let the midfielder leave the club – a fee that has increased by £4 million since Allen’s impressive performances in the Euro 2016.
However, Manchester United have never signed a player directly from Liverpool since the 1930’s – and it doesn’t seem like that is going to change anytime soon.
Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool’s boss, spoke to the BBC about the Welshman’s future.
“We will find a solution but it’s not done.
“Obviously, Joe Allen is a good player. We never doubted this. He played a good European Championship, like the whole Welsh team.
“We have to make decisions, we have to find solutions. We have to talk to the player, ask the player and think about our situation. That’s how it works.”