In light of Stoke City’s relegation, former Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has a relegation release clause accessible to all of the top six, apart from Liverpool.
Liverpool sold Joe Allen in the summer of 2016 after Klopp joined the year before. The Welshman was not in Klopp’s plans and was swiftly moved on in the next transfer window available to the German manager. After having a scintillating showing for his country in Euro 2016 – several clubs came knocking.
The midfielder had a choice between a number of clubs, his boyhood club, Swansea City and the club he eventually chose, Stoke City. The two were the top two suitors back then.
Allen was sold to Stoke for a fee of £13 million after making 132 appearances for the Reds. Moving on two years and both these clubs mentioned with the player have been relegated after similarly, unrewarding campaigns.
With the relegation teams finally decided, Joe Allen joins a list of players who will be picked from the bunch in the Potters’ line up.
According to reports, West Ham was denied their chance of prising the City player to the London stadium for a fee of £25 million during the January window at the beginning of the year. With the release clause, Lambert might be able to wager a great deal for the little midfield talent.
No reports have surfaced that Liverpool are interested in resigning the player. David Moyes could be the hot favourite after showing intense interest in the player.