Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has upped the asking price for current midfielder and Welsh international Joe Allen to £14m following the 26 year-old’s strong performances in the Euro 2016, according to British news outlet Dailystar.co.uk.
Wales surprised favourites Belgium 3-1 in the quarter-finals, and are now set to face Portugal in the semis on Wednesday.
Allen started his career with Welsh side Swansea City before moving to Anfield in 2012 for a deal worth £15m, where in four seasons he totalled 7 goals in 129 appearances.
Despite having a year remaining on his contract, it’s being rumoured that Klopp is unwilling to make any guarantees concerning first-team football next season.
It’s possible a return to his former club is in the cards, with the source noting that “Swansea have already had an £8m bid rejected for their former midfielder but are still keen for a reunion.”
On top of the midfielder’s Euro success, a string of recent high-priced signings may be behind Klopp’s determination to get a more lucrative deal.