Stoke fans react to news that star in talks with the club

Stoke City have begun talks with Joe Allen over a new contract, according to the Daily Mail.

The report states that the Welsh midfielder has three years left on his current deal, but was automatically given a pay-cut following Stoke’s relegation, which has led new manager Gary Rowett to open talks with the playmaker.

Allen has been one of the shining lights for Stoke since he joined from Liverpool in 2016, scoring twice and assisting six goals during this campaign which saw the Potters relegated to the Championship.

The player nicknamed ‘The Welsh Pirlo’ has become a fan favourite at the Britannia and was one of the few Stoke players to end the season with any credit.

Stoke supporters have been reacting to the latest contract news on Twitter, with fans delighted that one of their star players might commit their future to Stoke despite their relegation.

If Allen, 28, puts pen-to-paper, it will be a great start for new Stoke boss Gary Rowett who wants to lock down as many quality players as possible.

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