Liverpool have signed Swansea City
midfielder Joe Allen on a long-term deal, the Premier League
club said on Friday.
The move reunites the Wales player with manager Brendan
Rodgers, who left Swansea for Anfield in the close season.
The two clubs had an agreement that Rodgers would not target
any of his former Swansea players for 12 months but the Welsh
side can agree to any deal in the interests of the club.
"I feel incredible. Everyone knows the history of this club,
it's a massive club, and I'm delighted to have joined,"
22-year-old Allen told the Liverpool website.
"The passion that people here have for football is something
I share and I want to be part of that."
A delighted Rodgers added: "Joe is a player whose profile
will fit perfectly with the ideas of this group.
"His ability to control and dominate the ball is an
important ingredient in our attempt to gain success on the
Allen is the second player Rodgers has brought to Merseyside
after Italy striker Fabio Borini arrived from Serie A side Roma.
He has been capped eight times by Wales and represented
Britain at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The Premier League season starts on August 18.
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