Swansea midfielder Joe Allen’s move to Liverpool is almost a done deal, according to the South Wales Evening Post.
Liverpool have reportedly offered the Swans £12.5 million for their 22 year old, with Jonjo Shelvey likely to go the other way on a season long loan.
Should the move go through, Brendan Rodgers will be reunited with his former player having already pursued Gylfi Sigurdsson prior to the Icelandic international joining Premier League rivals Spurs.
Rodgers’ replacement at the Liberty Stadium; Michael Laudrup, said of the situation; we all know he is a very good player, but I can assure you there is nothing concrete at this moment.’
Having been with Swansea since the age of 9, the board at the South Wales club are eager to do all they can to keep hold of Allen, who is currently at the Olympics with Team GB. However, with the Welshman desperate to have the honour of representing a club as big asLiverpool, they are resigned to fighting a losing battle.
They will however, try to maximise their profit from the deal, and are set to ask the Reds for £15 million which would trigger a release clause in Allen’s contract.