Liverpool playmaker Joe Allen is all set to complete a £13 million switch to fellow Premier League outfit Stoke City.
On Wednesday, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp accepted a £13 million bid from Stoke City for midfielder Joe Allen. The Welsh midfielder was linked with an exit since the transfer window opened, and it now looks like he is set to join forces with Mark Hughes at the Britannia Stadium. Allen had an impressive Euro 2016 campaign and was part of the Team of the Tournament, so the decision to let him go for a price that low baffled the Liverpool faithful.
Here’s how the Reds fans reacted on Twitter:
Will always remember this. Cheers Joe.https://t.co/2PTtY1Ksd9
— The Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) July 20, 2016
I don’t want to send Joe Allen to Stoke. It’s like sending baby Jesus to a Syrian warzone.
— Paul (@Kolology) July 20, 2016
I can’t believe we’re selling Joe Allen
— JamieGaskell ➕✖️ (@JamieGaskellLFC) July 20, 2016
Joe Allen, the best Welsh midfielder ever, beard frozen in the Stoke winds, feeding Shaqiri through balls like he was born to do it.
— David Cowlishaw (@davidcowlishaw) July 20, 2016
£13m for Joe Allen. Bargain !
— Yaniu. (@yaniu8) July 20, 2016
Lots crying about Joe Allen. At least they’ve got all the memories of his great goals and assists and the trophies he helped us win… #LFC
— Jimmy Rice (@JimmyRiceWriter) July 20, 2016
Disappointing to see Joe Allen on his way out of @LFC thought he may have had another season to prove he is actually better than Henderson
— Richard Kyte (@Owseebut) July 20, 2016
Joe Allen worth ONLY £13million 😳
Always thought Jesus was priceless.
— Huw Stark (@starky88) July 20, 2016
Some however saw it as good business done by the Liverpool boss:
I understand our fans like Joe Allen and he had a good end to the season but he’s a squad player at most and £13m for him is decent. #LFC
— Brad (@_BradLFC) July 20, 2016
Bit of a shame to see Joe Allen but I think it’s a good move for him. He deserves regular football. #LFC
— LAUREN (@TheFirminoShow) July 20, 2016
13million for Joe Allen. Not a bad deal clever with the ball. Not sure stoke will get the best out of him with style of play
— Jamie MUFC (@JLG_2013) July 20, 2016
The “Welsh Xavi” would sorely be missed at Anfield.
Dutch media saying Joe Allen is on his way to Stoke city! We always wondered if the Welsh Xavi could do it on a cold winter night in Stoke.
— Dutchy (@MichaeldeSoet) July 21, 2016
Joe Allen, Welsh Xavi, Master of Beards, Euro Team of the Year playmaker, Pirlo who, Sensei of Chickens is going to Stoke for £13m. Allow.
— Anika (@AbedinOfficial) July 20, 2016
I hope we don’t sell off the Welsh Xavi. He’s the last meme we have left.
— ghost (@Jimmy_McNuggets) July 21, 2016