Wolves Opinion – Nuno’s men in for Joe Allen – Good Move?
According to a report in Birmingham Mail, Wolves are targeting and scouting Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen for a potential move in the summer transfer window.
Having confirmed their participation in European football after Manchester City’s win last night, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are looking to enhance the stretch of their tight-knit squad. (h/t Birmingham Mail)
For that reason, former Liverpool midfielder Allen could be in their shortlist of players to make an offer. Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell has been at quite a few Stoke City games, taking a look at the Welsh international. (h/t Birmingham Mail)
On the other, Potters’ manager Nathan Jones is keen to hold on to the player. However, the 29-year-old, whose contract is alive until the summer of 2022 at Bet365 Stadium, hasn’t yet decided over his long-term future. (h/t Birmingham Mail)
Here’s why Wolves should make an offer for him this summer:
Allen’s experience and quality would be good for Wolves
Joe Allen is a combative central midfield player, who can operate in various positions across the central region of the field. He can dictate the tempo of the game by operating in a deeper role, or can play that box-to-box role or can even play as an attacking midfielder, preferably behind the front two.
In terms of attributes, he is a very technically sound player, who makes good use of the ball in midfield. He possesses the stamina and work rate to close down people to win back possession as quickly as possible.
Furthermore, having played at Swansea City, Liverpool and now Stoke City, along with representing his country, Allen has the experience of all kinds of situations in top-flight football.
Hence, he would be a great addition to the Wolves team, who did well in their first season back in the Premier League. However, now they need more players, especially in central midfield, to be able to compete in Europe as well.
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Joe Allen is a high quality and experienced player, who deserves to play in a Premier League side. Wolves can fulfill their own requirements by signing him this summer.