Friday, June 10, 2016

Swansea City Confirm Interest In Liverpool's Joe Allen

Swansea City Chairman has confirmed the club's interest in returning Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen to the Liberty Stadium.

The player's deal is set to expire next summer, leaving his Anfield future in doubt, as contract talks haven't been forthcoming. And club chairman Huw Jenkins has admitted that the Swans are keen on a move for the Welshman.


 “I think it has been well-documented that Joe is going to look at his future when he is finished out at Euro 2016,” he said via the  Liverpool Echo (h/t the South Wales Evening Post).

“Naturally, we are interested in good players like Joe who may be available this summer given that he has a year left on his contract.”

Obviously we will keep tabs on his situation and see what happens later in the summer.”

Swansea made attempts to sign the player in January, but the move was rebuffed by Jurgen Klopp, who is somewhat fond of the 26-year-old.

Jenkins concedes that he will have to wait until after the Euros to look into a transfer for Allen, who is trying his best to get over a training injury in order to be fit in time for his country's Euro 16 group B opener with Slovakia on Saturday.

Allen, who is looking forward to the tournament, credits Klopp with his newfound form and highlights Liverpool's participation in two cup finals during the season.

“The second half of the season I was involved a lot more and my performance levels have increased,” he said via  This is Anfield.

“Everyone’s seen Jurgen [Klopp] has had a good impact on the team, everyone has responded really well to him, we’ve gone to two cup finals and although they ended in disappointment, to take us that far in his first season shows the impact he’s had.

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“There’s certainly things I’ve learned from him I’m using to help my game.

“Anyone would be lying if they said there hasn’t been focus on this during the club season as well. It is such a huge occasion.

“We have been sick and tired of watching tournaments in previous summers. To be a part of it is what it’s all about as professional footballers. Representing your country on this stage is the stuff of dreams.”

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