If there ever was a player you'd say wouldn't be the subject of transfer drama it would have to be Joe Allen. The 26-year-old, Welsh international is a quiet figure on and off the pitch, doing his job, head down, power through, no drama as far as the eye can see.
But Liverpool's spry midfielder has drummed up quite the stir this summer given a number of factors. He has one year left on his contract. A new contract has not been agreed with the club. Midfield spots are getting scarce now with new midfield acquisitions. And Joe was a stand-out performer for Wales across the entire European Cup tournament.
When you impress on the big stage, you impress loads of folks who run football clubs. Huw Jenkins of Swansea City—Joe Allen's old stomping grounds—just happens to be that sort of fella.
Here's the Swansea chairman on one of his prized chickens, "Joe is one of our own players and if at all possible we would probably make that signing."
Jenkins goes on to reveal that the suits at Swansea headquarters have already reached out to Liverpool with regards to Joe Allen, signaling that something may be happening sooner rather than later. The Swans have just recently been acquired by a couple of American businessmen and will now be settled and ready to throw a bit of money around.
Now, our slightly-in-demand, frisky midfielder will have some decision-making ahead of him as an accepted offer is still on the table from Stoke City for £13M. Allen made his way to Liverpool from Swansea in 2012 for £15M.