New club owner shares his thoughts on Liverpool midfielder
By Amir Mir
New Swansea owner Jason Levien has revealed his club have discussed the possibility of signing Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen.
Allen’s stock has risen following his performances for Euro 2016 semi-finalists Wales this summer.
But his former club Swansea, who have been taken over by Levien and his fellow American Steve Kaplan in a reported £110 million deal, have not given up the hope of enticing Allen back to the Liberty Stadium.
“He is certainly someone we have discussed,” said Levien as quoted by the Belfast Telegraph. “Thinking about how additions to the club will fit in with the current structure is something we spend a lot of time on, and he is someone who obviously has a great history here.
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“He is still a young player. He is someone who multiple clubs are interested in, us included.”
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is said to be a fan of the Welshman, but he can’t guarantee him regular game time and has therefore sanctioned the 26-year-old’s exit.
This was the response the Swansea investor gave when asked about putting in a bid for the Wales-born player who made a £15 million switch to Liverpool from the Liberty stadium in 2012.
“I think that is something we are discussing, but we haven’t made a definitive bid on him at this point.” said Levien.
The midfielder starred in 37 encounters for the Anfield-based club last season in all competitions, which included 11 appearances in the clubs successful Europa League campaign.
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