Celtic transfer blow… Liverpool star will cost ‘too much’ for Hoops

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen’s agent, Glenn Corcoran, has denied that the Wales international is in discussions to join up with former manager Brendan Rodgers at Celtic.

Allen was bought by Rodgers from his previous side Swansea for £15million in 2012, but has struggled to nail down a first-team place under Jurgen Klopp.

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With a year left on the 26 year old’s contract, it has been speculated  that the midfielder will depart the Premier League outfit this summer, but Corcoran told the Daily Record he had not heard about the Celtic rumours, and that he doesn’t think a move to the Scottish club is realistic due to the transfer fee that the Reds would demand, in addition to the player’s wages:

“This is the first I have heard of this. Joe has a year left on his contract at Liverpool and nobody has spoken to us about extending that. I haven’t given any thought whatsoever to it with regards to Celtic or any club.”

“If Liverpool were willing to sell – and that is a big ‘if’ because I’ve not had that conversation with the club – they would ask for too much money for him.”

“I don’t know if Celtic at this moment would be willing to spend that sort of money and the wages would also be a massive issue.”

Allen is believed to be on around £45,000 per week, which is beyond what the Scottish champions could pay.

His future at Anfield is still up in the air though, as although manager Klopp, even though the former Swans star shone when called upon by the German coach during the closing stages of the season just gone.