We all knew it was going to happen, didn’t we? It should come as no surprise that Joe Allen has become a Liverpool player. The variable was never ‘if’ but ‘when’ and fortunately it is sooner rather than later. The 22-year-old Welshman put pen to paper on a long-term contract after passing a medical at Melwood this afternoon.
“I feel incredible. Everyone knows the history of this club, it’s a massive club, and I’m delighted to have joined.
“The passion that people here have for football is something I share and I want to be part of that.
“I’m looking forward to being part of some great years ahead for Liverpool Football Club.”
“I’m absolutely delighted that Joe has made the decision to come with us on this journey.
Joe is a player whose profile will fit perfectly with the ideas of this group. His ability to control and dominate the ball is an important ingredient in our attempt to gain success on the field.
Joe has had a fantastic education at Swansea City and will now begin the next chapter in his exciting career, and I wish him all the very best in what I’m sure will be a long and distinguished career here at Liverpool.”
The transfer fee is rumored to be £15 million, the amount needed to trigger the release clause in Allen’s contract. The amount could be a bargain for the midfielder who could either play alongside Lucas or as backup. £15 million for a young player, who thrives in the manager’s system, is a good deal. We wish him much success in the red shirt. Welcome to the club, Joe!