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18th Apr, 2018 | 11:42am

Rodgers must strike re-union with PL midfield dynamo at Celtic in summer, it's common sense

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Celtic making a move for Stoke City’s Joe Allen in the summer seems to make common sense for the Bhoys.

The 28-year-old midfield dynamo, whose side sit 19th in the Premier League and seem certain to be relegated to the Championship, will not want to drop down a division, and a reunion with his former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers would be ideal for both parties.

Even more so than that, a move to bring in Allen would be a massive statement of intent from the Hoops that they intend to make a real go of it in Europe next season.

Signing a player like Allen would be move geared for Europe rather than the Scottish Premiership, and it is the sort of transfer that the Hoops should have been making as soon as Rodgers arrived at the club.

Even though Stoke paid Liverpool £13million for Allen in 2016 that shouldn’t put the Hoops off, as they can afford to break the back on a big signing these days, and they are likely to make big money from possible player depeartures in the summer.

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A midfield trio of Allen, Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham would no only give the Hoops a solid foundation to build on, but it would be one of the strongest midfields that the Hoops have had in years.

The Bhoys must explore the possibility of bringing Allen to Glasgow as soon as Stoke’s relegation is confirmed.

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