Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen is reportedly a man in demand this summer with as many as 12 teams looking to sign the 32-year-old, reports Stoke-on-Trent-Live.
One club that is said to be interested in the midfielder is Allen’s former side Swansea City. It is believed the Welsh side are interested in taking Allen back as his contract at the Bet365 Stadium expires this summer.
The Swans have believed to have gone public with their interest, with manager Russell Martin keen on bringing a player of Allen’s experience into the club ahead of next season.
According to a report by WalesOnline, there is interest in Allen from England and abroad with teams from Spain also said to be keen on the 32-year-old.
Allen’s friend and former Wales teammate Owain Tudur Jones has urged Swansea not to miss their chance, telling Radio Cymru: “Swansea are going to get the chance to get Joe, potentially on a quarter of his wages, and he’s happy to do that. So if the club decides to say, ‘No we’re not going to give it the go ahead,’ well, come on.
“It’s more than just what Joe can actually do on the field. He’s not the most passionate in terms of giving speeches and bringing out the best of people in that way, it’s more about how he behaves, how he speaks to people personally.
“But it’s more than that as well because of the feeling around the club, they’ll sell shirts. They’re going to miss a massive opportunity if they don’t act on this.”
Allen has made a total of 51 appearances for both club and country this season and will be hoping he can help Wales this summer as they bid to reach the Qatar 2022 World Cup Finals.
There’s been no signs from Stoke whether they want to keep Allen and extend his contract or are willing to let him go. Either way it seems there is a lot of interest in the Welsh international and he seems to have plenty of options to choose from.