Southampton fans react as new boss Mark Hughes eyes Joe Allen swoop

New Southampton manager Mark Hughes is reportedly eyeing a summer move for Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen if the club secure their Premier League status and he stays on at St Mary’s this summer, and Saints fans have been quick to react to the rumour.

Hughes got off to a positive start in his first match in charge of the club on Sunday as his team beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup, and it appears as though he is already making plans for next season even though his current deal is due to run out at the end of the campaign.

The 54-year-old boss brought Allen to the Britannia Stadium from Liverpool when he was in charge of the Potters in 2016, and now it appears as though he believes the 40-cap Wales international can improve the south coast outfit, too.

Southampton supporters have been quick to have their say on the link via social media, and while one said he “could be Davis’ long-term replacement”, another said “what’s not to like…?”

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…

Article title: Southampton fans react as new boss Mark Hughes eyes Joe Allen swoop

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