Allen has been linked with a move to Anfield ever since ex-Swans’ boss, Brendan Rodgers, left the Liberty for the North-West almost eight weeks ago and, in the last few days, the proposed deal has gathered momentum.
Despite an agreement between Rodgers and Swansea chairman, Huw Jenkins, which was supposedly to prevent the Northern Irishman from going after the Welsh club’s players for at least a year, new Swansea boss, Michael Laudrup seems resigned to losing Allen, should he wish to make the move.
“You can’t say yes or no without having spoken to the player,” said the Dane. “If he says, I want to stay, I am so happy here, then he stays.
“But if we get a very big offer and he says I want to leave, then what is there to keep him here? So the most important thing is always the player.”
Swansea have placed a £15m price tag on the young Welshman, however, as reported in the Times, Liverpool are believed to value the player at £10m and are unlikely to be pushed any higher. With Laudrup’s admission that the player’s future rests in his own hands, Swansea may have to accept the offer on the table from the Anfield club.
Allen is away on Olympic duty with Team GB, however, in his absence the two clubs seem to be on the verge of an agreement on the transfer fee and, with Allen’s agent reportedly in Liverpool today for talks with Ian Ayre, a deal could be announced by the end of this week.
Allen, 22, had a stellar season for the Swans in their first ever Premier League campaign. In a team which shone, he was undoubtedly one of its brightest stars. With a pass success rate of 91.2 per cent, he was better in that department than the likes of Andres Iniesta of Barcelona and, former Reds favourite Xabi Alonso, now of Real Madrid.