New Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has admitted that he will not stand in the way of midfielder Joe Allen should he want to move to Liverpool, that’s according to Talk Sport.
Allen has been linked with a move to Anfield to work with former manager Brendan Rodgers.
The Welsh midfielder was in fantastic form last season for the Swans, helping them survive in their first ever year in the English Premier League.
Laudrup now knows it may be tough to keep him at the Liberty Stadium, he said: “You can force players to stay but how does that help? It doesn’t work like that. It’s better to find a solution that suits both parties.”
Rodgers is an admirer of Allen as he plays the kind of game suited to his style of play. He now may look to lure his former player to Anfield.
The situation is not likely to be resolved until Allen has competed in the Olympic Games where he is representing Team GB.
The 22-year-old will know what a massive move it could be in his career and he could be the kind of man that Liverpool need as they look to make a challenge for the top four in the league.
The Welshman will want to make sure that first team football is guaranteed though, something that may not be the case on Merseyside.