Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to establish whether Joe Allen has a future with the club, according to the BBC.
Despite only starting eight Premier League games last season, the 26-year-old enjoyed a magnificent Euro 2016 with Wales, testified by him being named in UEFA’s team of the tournament.
Following his European Championship exploits, Allen is currently on a three week holiday, whilst being due to begin pre-season training with Liverpool at the end of July.
In the meantime, Klopp appears intent on determining whether to either include the player in his plans for the new season or allow him to leave.
“We will find a solution but it’s not done,” Klopp told BBC Radio 5 Live. “Obviously Joe Allen is a good player. We never doubted this. He played a good European Championship We have to make decisions, we have to find solutions. We have to talk to the player, ask the player and think about our situation. That’s how it works.”
As such it appears that a significant level of dialogue requires to take place between Klopp and Allen in before it is established if the latter is to stay at Anfield. At present Allen has just one year remaining on his Liverpool contract, with an extension having not yet been discussed.
That situation combined with Allen’s first team opportunities at Liverpool being limited since Klopp’s arrival last October has alerted clubs to the midfielder’s potential availability, with his former club Swansea, Sevilla, Southampton all apparently interested in signing him, as recently reported on the site This is Anfield.
Therefore whether or not Joe Allen has a future at Liverpool is entirely uncertain. What is not in doubt however is that should the player leave Liverpool, for whom he signed from Swansea for £15m in August 2012, then there will be a number of clubs battling for his signature.