After Icelandic attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson opted to move to Tottenham ahead of reuniting with his old Swansea manager, Brendan Rodgers, the new Liverpool boss has got an extra reason to make sure that his new club secure the signing of Swansea star Joe Allen.
The 22 year old is said to be the subject of a failed £12 million bid from Liverpool earlier in the week, however with an agreement between Swansea and Liverpool not permitting the club to sign one of Rodgers’ former players, a condition of this agreement might provide pivotal regarding the future club of Joe Allen.
Liverpool would be allowed to make a bid for Joe Allen if the player is transfer listed or if he is subject to a bid from another team. As a result of this, providing Tottenham make a £10 million, which meets the Welshman’s release clause, it would be difficult for Liverpool to rescue the transfer.
But is he a worthy signing for Spurs?
Allen appeared in 36 Premier League games last season and had a successful pass percentage of 91%, which is the second best for 32+ appearances in the League, with team-mate Leon Britton topping the table at 93%.
Being awarded the Man of the Match award 3 times and being an essential part of the team which helped to see Swansea survive their first season in the Premier League, it is unquestionable that he is a vital part of their set-up, but for a team who is looking to consolidate their reputation as a top four team, it is very risky to invest £10 million into a player who is still yet to prove what he can do for a top-half of the table team.
Finally, with Tottenham being linked to the likes of Sahin and Moutinho who have proven themselves in the Champions League, it would be worth Tottenham to invest the extra funds for a player who they know will be able to show their value on the biggest stage in Europe.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!