Brendan Rodgers signed Joe Allen from Swansea City in 2012 for a fee of 15 million euros. Joe Allen could never find his feet at Liverpool under Rodgers and could never become a first team regular. In the first half of the previous season, Allen was still the same, inconsistent. But since Klopp took over, he sparked something in Joe Allen and the Welshman, also known as “Welsh Pirlo”, has come back to life. He has been an important part of the team and has been in top form since the start of the year. Allen has made 19 Premier League appearances this season scoring twice. Joe Allen’s future at Liverpool is uncertain as the club has already signed Marko Grujic, an attacking midfielder, and are heavily linked with Polish midfielder Poitr Zelinski, suggesting that Klopp wants to make reinforcements in the middle of the park. Here are three clubs that Joe Allen could join this summer.
1.) Swansea City
Joe Allen spent 5 seasons at Swansea City including a season on loan at Wrexham before joining Liverpool in 2012. Swansea City have been linked with Joe Allen for a move this summer. Joe Allen played 150 games for Swansea City during his 5 year tenure scoring 6 times. Joe Allen’s future at Liverpool depends on future signings and at the moment it seems that he will depart. A move to his boyhood club would mean some proper game time and a chance to rejuvenate his career. Joe Allen has shown glimpses of what he is capable, but at Liverpool he will not get the chance with the likes of Coutinho, Firmino, Lallana, Milner and Grujic battling it out for the 3 attacking midfield places. If Swansea were to make an offer, Joe Allen should join his former club.
Sevilla, the winners of the Europa League this season, have also been linked with a move for Allen in the summer. According to the Sun, Sevilla bosses are impressed with the Welsh midfielder and believe he would suit the style of play in La Liga. A move to Sevilla could be advantageous to Allen in many ways, the biggest of them being Champions League. A move to the Europa League winners could well be on the cards for Joe Allen, if a proper offer is received from them.
Watford were promoted to the Premier League last season and owing to some excellent performances, they have been able to maintain their status in the first division of the Premier League. The player’s spirits are high and would want to maintain their form in the coming season. Watford will need a big player if they wish to perform well in the next season and Joe Allen could just be the player. Joe Allen will provide Watford the experience they need and signing him would be a huge boost for the club. Also, Allen will get proper game time.
With new players coming to Liverpool and the squad expected to get thinner, Joe Allen’s future remains an uncertainty and a move to some other club is possible for him.