Swansea City have recently released a statement regarding Joe Allen’s situation at the club. Over the past few weeks Liverpool have been heavily linked with the young midfielder as Rodgers want to reunite with his player. The statement from Swansea have mixed remarks on the Joe Allen scenario however, there is a clear cut message for Liverpool if they want to sign him.
The explanation is not according to the order of the actual statement released by Swansea but to make a better understanding of the case.
Swansea City claimed that they are not going to release any details wheteher they received any formal bids for Allen or not:
“The club is not prepared to release any details on whether any formal bids have been made at this stage”
However, reports all over the media claimed that Liverpool have actually bid for Allen, and not only that, reports also suggested that Swansea actually rejected the bid from the reds. As the club itself did not deny receiving any formal bids so there might be a possibility that the reports are true. In any case , next point in the article will clear things a bit more.
Acceptance Of Liverpool’s Interest
Now Swansea confirmed that the reports/rumours were true as Liverpool did make official contact for Joe Allen’s availability and that contact might just be a “BID” which Swansea actually rejected by bringing up the point of written agreement with the reds:
“Liverpool have expressed an interest in Joe Allen, despite a written agreement with Liverpool not to approach any players within the 12-month period of former manager Brendan Rodgers leaving for Anfield”
Aspects of Allen’s Contract
Swansea statement also showed club’s discontent on media revealing information regarding his contract by claiming:
“The club is extremely disappointed that speculation regarding certain aspects of his contract have been released to the media by parties outside the club.”
That specific aspect of Allen’s contract speculated by the media is understood to be the “15 million” release clause. That speculation points towards the only way Swansea will allow Liverpool to sign Joe Allen i.e. to activate the release clause.
Liverpool already have no less than seven center midfielders, yet Rodgers is keen to sign another that was one of his key players last season. Swansea do not have any financial constraints currently and will like to keep hold of their star man Allen unless they are forced to sell. For that, Liverpool just have to pay over the odds once again like last season.