Right after only acquiring out about his transfer to Stoke City by means of text message, Joe Allen says he is happy to join Mark Hughes’ ambitious side.
Stoke City’s Joe Allen confessed he received texts from friends, congratulating him on his off-season transfer from Liverpool, ahead of he even found out in regards to the move.
After playing a key function in Wales’ memorable run for the Euro 2016 semi-finals, Allen was on holiday in Ibiza when he discovered out he was becoming sold to Stoke.
The generally reserved midfielder admitted his dissatisfaction with how the transfer was handled, but is eventually content with his existing situation.
“I really had a text message off a pal congratulating me about making the move when I didn’t even know it was happening in the time,” Allen told the Telegraph.
“Not realizing no matter if the club intend to sell you or retain you, specifically when you happen to be attempting to ask the query, is disappointing.
“The communication wasn’t good but as quickly as Liverpool accepted an supply I knew what their intentions have been for me. It’s irrelevant now for the reason that I’ve got the move that I wanted.”
Allen’s reputation was drastically enhanced through his performances at Euro 2016, as Wales’ metronome within the midfield even though Aaron Ramsey played in an sophisticated function.
His finest game came in Wales’ resounding 3-1 win more than Belgium around the approach to a spot in the Group of the Tournament, while last weekend saw him give Stoke a calming presence, with the game in the balance against Middlesbrough.
Regardless of just eight Premier League starts beneath Jurgen Klopp last season, the common Allen stated he bore no grudges, together with the move to Stoke becoming a logical choice.
“Being a normal wasn’t going to come about and that is fair sufficient. For those who appear in the excellent Liverpool have got in midfield, and perhaps the age of the players, I assume I’d have been waiting for injuries and suspensions,” he mentioned.
“I’m not going to become satisfied unless I’m on the pitch on a regular basis. I am 26 now as well as the subsequent four or 5 years are going to be my most effective. I am seriously excited about this move since the ambition is there to acquire better.
“In the 3 seasons Mark Hughes has had you’ve observed the progress Stoke have made, the players he’s brought in and also the style he’s imposed.”