According to the BBC, Liverpool have accepted a bid for Welsh midfielder Joe Allen this week. Should the deal go through, it will see him link up with fellow Welshman Mark Hughes.
We are going to look at if and where Allen will fit in at Stoke and whether or not it’s a good signing for the Potters.
Joe Allen started his career at Swansea and made his debut at just 16 years old going on to play 127 times for the Welsh side before moving to Liverpool in 2012 in a deal worth £15million. Allen hasn’t really hit the heights he would of imagined on Merseyside with injury disrupting his time spent in the starting eleven.
This deal could be seen as good business from everyone involved with Liverpool recouping the majority of their investment in Allen and Allen himself could see it as a new start and hopefully pick up where he left off in Swansea.
So, where would Joe Allen fit in in Stoke’s midfield? With Charlie Adam and Glenn Whelen ageing, Allen could be just the fresh burst the midfield needs with his tenacious running. A
llen can play in most positions across the midfield so finding room for him wouldn’t really be an issue. He could be just what Stoke need to ignite that exciting forward line that we have been waiting to see.
Should the deal go through, I think its excellent business all round and could be a match made in heaven.