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Allen Feels 'Incredible' After Joining Liverpool

Allen Feels 'Incredible' After Joining Liverpool

Joe Allen says he feels 'incredible' after completing a transfer move from Swansea City to Liverpool.

The 22 year-old midfielder, who started his career with the Swans through their youth system, will team up against with former boss Brendan Rodgers. He will also join former loanee striker Fabio Borini at Anfield.

Speculation has grown and grown over the last few weeks suggesting Joe Allen was leaving, and particularly in the last few days, it's been regarded that he was almost certainly going to join the Reds before the Premier League season starts on August 18th.

In the end, Swansea City were powerless in their attempts to keep one of their star assets, as it's been widely regarded that the player had a clause in his contract, which allowed him to move to a club that made a bid of £15m or more.

Liverpool had initially failed with a £12.5m bid, but they soon activated the clause with an improved offer, allowing the Reds to complete the transfer on Friday 10th August.

Allen shared his reaction with the move, saying:

'I feel incredible.

"Everyone knows the history of this club, it`s a massive club, and I`m delighted to have joined.

"The passion that people here have for football is something I share and I want to be part of that.

"I`m looking forward to being part of some great years ahead for Liverpool."


Allen also says he's looking forward to working with Brendan Rodgers again, adding:

"To join back up with him was definitely a big pull for me,"

"Brendan is so passionate about his football. He works day in, day out to improve the team and everyone individually.

"Everyone wants to work alongside someone who has that way about them.

"One of his best things is his man management. He commands the respect of everyone.

"I have a lot of faith that Brendan can bring success.

"I wanted to be part of this project and I`ve really got a good feeling this football club is going to go from strength to strength in the next couple of seasons."


Joe Allen has a lot to thank Swansea City for - as he has seen his career develop and a rapid rate thanks to the likes of the club's recent managers in showing faith and confidence in the youngster.

The Welsh international struggled at first when he was handed his full debut at the Liberty Stadium but he quickly grew and matured in a Premier League quality midfielder.Allen also said that he was thankful for the first team football experience he got with the Swans:

"If you look at the amount of games I`ve played for someone my age, that would probably only happen at a team that`s come through the leagues,"

"That experience has been vital for me.

"I blossomed and improved because of that and I wouldn`t change it for the world.

"I feel proud. I am really thrilled and looking forward to my time here."








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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Friday August 10 2012
Time: 10:14PM

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