Brendan Rodgers managed Joe Allen at Swansea in Wales, he took him to Liverpool in England for £15m and now he might be bringing him to Celtic and Scotland.
Our former manager was recently appointed in charge of the SPL champions, and according to the Echo, has made Allen a primary target.
The 26-year-old has just one year left on his contract, and as of yet, Liverpool have not offered an extension – which suggests his four year Anfield tenure may be up.
However, Allen’s agent Glenn Corcoran isn’t sure Celtic would be able to afford the Welshman – both in terms of a transfer and his Premier League wages.
“This is the first I have heard of this. Joe has a year left on his contract at Liverpool and nobody has spoken to us about extending that,” he begun.
“The club have not spoken to us about selling him either.
“I haven’t given any thought whatsoever to it with regards to Celtic or any club.
“If Liverpool were willing to sell – and that is a big ‘if’ because I’ve not had that conversation with the club – they would ask for too much money for him.
“I don’t know if Celtic at this moment would be willing to spend that sort of money and the wages would also be a massive issue.”
Allen enjoyed an excellent second half of the season from a personal level, as Jurgen Klopp decided to rotate his squad heavily and give more players a chance. For perhaps the first time since his move from Swansea, Allen won fans over with intense work-rate and clever passes, but it still might not have been enough to earn a new deal.
Allen will be available on a Bosman by January, so this transfer window will be our last chance to cash in on him. If Klopp sees no future for Allen in his first-teams, perhaps a move would be sensible, although the midfielder’s more than capable of staying in the Premier League if he doesn’t fancy heading north of the border.