Having seen his stock rise at Euro 2016, midfielder Joe Allen is still likely to move on from Liverpool following the end of Wales’ tournament. However, the list of potential destinations for Allen has grown in recent weeks, with a few intriguing continental destinations rising to the top.
In Italy, there have been rumours that Inter Milan want to bring Allen to Serie A. In Spain, there have been reports that Sevilla would like him as the replacement for Grzegorz Krychowiak, who this week completed a €30M move to PSG. And earlier in the week, Sevilla sporting director Monchi addressed these reports.
"I could be here all afternoon naming players, and I do not like talking about those who are not yet of Sevilla," he said before addressing the two players who had been specifically put to him. "Ganso and Allen are not the only ones on the list. They meet the profile, but that doesn’t mean they will be the ones we bring in."
Both Ganso and Allen have found themselves linked with a Sevilla move as potential replacements for the club’s outgoing midfield star. However, with Sevilla needing to buy low and sell high to balance the books, the suggestion today is that despite their interest in Allen, he might now cost too much for them.
At the roughly £10M many expected him to go for earlier in the summer Allen would have been a legitimate option for Sevilla. Now, with both a strong Euro showing for the player and the significant inflation of transfer fees in England, it appears that he’s moving down the list for them—and maybe off it entirely.
Or according to Estadio Deportivo he is. Allen and Liverpool, though, might be hoping that it’s little more than a negotiating tactic, with Sevilla feeding information to the local press in the hopes of getting a better deal. And even if he doesn’t end up there, the interest in Joe Allen at Sevilla is, at the very least, real.