It would appear as though Joe Allen’s summer saga could finally be drawing to a close with the Welshman reportedly agreeing terms with Stoke City, according to the Liverpool Echo.
For the last 12 months Allen has been in and out of the Liverpool team with no real promise of regular football. This lack of game time has lead to Allen deciding he needs to move on with the amount of competition at Liverpool seemingly off putting.
The Welsh midfielder had a really impressive Euro 2016 campaign with Wales in France and his stock has risen significantly. In spite of this, it is unlikely that Jürgen Klopp will favour the diminutive midfielder over Emre Can and new signing Marko Grujic is likely to find game time before Allen.
Stoke City had a £13 million bid accepted for Allen last week and he was rumoured to be meeting with Mark Hughes yesterday to discuss personal terms and discuss his role at Stoke. It’s likely that Allen wanted assurances about his game time and the number of starts he’d make if he switched clubs.
Swansea City were also interested in signing Allen but after their £8 million bid was rejected they failed to meet Liverpool’s asking price and match Stoke’s bid.
Allen will have a medical today ahead of his £13 million move to Stoke.