By Dominic Toner
Midfielder Joe Allen has completed a move from Liverpool to Stoke, it was announced on Monday night.
The Welshman agreed personal terms with the club on Monday morning and has now officially been announced as a Stoke player after passing a medical.
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) July 25, 2016
The Liverpool Echo claim that Liverpool will received an initial £11million up front from Mark Hughes’ team with a further £2million in add-ons depending on appearances.
Allen, who had made 132 appearances for the Merseyside club, only had 12 months remaining on his Anfield deal and Klopp decided to cash in on the former Swansea midfielder.
The midfielder was crucial to Chris Coleman’s Wales side that reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016, starring in their 3-1 quarter-final triumph against Belgium.
Allen starred in 37 encounters for the Liverpool last season in all competitions, which included 11 appearances in the club’s successful Europa League campaign.
Stoke have completed two signings on the same day, with highly-rated Egyptian winger Ramadan Sobhi also joining the Britannia Stadium.
Despite the departure of the Welshman Liverpool still have plenty of midfield options and new signing Georginio Wijnaldum could provide a ready-made replacement.
In other Liverpool transfer news, their move for a Bundesliga ace has been dismissed by Sporting Director.