UK time is: 10:23:18
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Allen: It's Hard To Leave A Club I Love

Joe Allen revealed that it was hard for him to leave a club that he 'loves' - after completing a 15m move to Liverpool.

The move has been expected for at least a week, if not more, as speculation about his Swansea City future has continued to grow.

Brendan Rodgers showed respect to Swansea City when he left for Liverpool earlier this Summer, or at least we thought he did, when he made an agreement not to buy any of the club's players in the first 12 months. However, that hasn't stopped him from activating a clause in his contract whereby Swansea City have to allow the player to join a club that bids 15m or more.

Allen thanks the fans and the club for their support, but he now looks forward to a new challenge that he 'had to take'.

"Having come through the ranks and been part of the Swansea City for so long I have built up a massive attachment to the club and the fans,``

"I`ve really enjoyed my time at the club and will always be eternally grateful to the fans for the support they`ve shown me over the years.

"I`ve always been ambitious and while it is hard to leave a club I love, this is a fantastic challenge for me that I had to take. Having been with the club for so long, it`s a fresh and new challenge; a new chapter I needed to get started.

"I wouldn`t have changed my time at the club for the world and I`m proud to have been part of something that has been so exciting over the last few years. The club has been moving in the right direction and I`m sure it will continue to do so without me.

"I`m going to miss a lot of friends and family in Swansea, but I would like to wish the staff, players and supporters the very best for the future.``


What are your thoughts on Joe Allen's move to Liverpool?

CLICK HERE TO SHARE YOUR VIEWS


Bookmark and Share




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: VitalSwansea Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 10 2012

Time: 10:39PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Allen will do well to be one of the few players to leave and improve his career, as most players do not.
eye_nose_hat
Report Abuse
11/08/2012 09:31:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Report - Spurs 3-2 Swansea City (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Stats: Spurs v Swansea City (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Full Time: Spurs 3-2 Swansea City (Wednesday March 4 2015)

Monk: 'They Weren't Penalties At All' (Saturday February 28 2015)

40 Points, Up to 8th In The League! (Saturday February 28 2015)

Team Line-Ups: Burnley 0-1 Swansea City (Saturday February 28 2015)

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. eye_nose_hat 4
2. Phil W 2
3. KevinE 2
4. Wozza 1
5. shearers boots 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Spurs 3 - 2 Swansea
Burnley 0 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 1 Man Utd
WBA 2 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 1 - 1 Sunderland
Southampton 0 - 1 Swansea

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Southampton 28 15 4 9 19 49
7. Spurs 27 14 5 8 6 47
8. Stoke 28 12 6 10 -1 42
9. Swansea 28 11 7 10 -4 40
10. West Ham 28 10 9 9 5 39
11. Newcastle 28 9 8 11 -11 35
12. Crystal Palace 28 7 9 12 -8 30

Breaking League News

Everton don't have the legs
Everton : 05/03/2015 10:00:01
Q.P.R. : 05/03/2015 10:00:01
Can Andros Sort Our Left Side?
Spurs : 05/03/2015 09:33:00
Wenger Praises Sanchez' Mental Strength
Arsenal : 05/03/2015 07:46:00
Arsenal : 05/03/2015 07:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Vote for your man of the match vs Spurs
Suggested By:  
Fabianski 0%
Naughton 0%
Williams 0%
Fernandez 0%
Taylor 0%
Ki 25%
Cork 0%
Shelvey 0%
Routledge 0%
Sigurdsson 50%
Gomis 0%
Oliveira 0%
Montero 25%