Hal Robson-Kanu praises Wales teammate Joe Allen

Wales' Joe Allen in action with Northern Ireland's Oliver Norwood

Hal Robson-Kanu speaks highly of Liverpool and Wales international midfielder Joe Allen.

Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu celebrates at the end of the match

Hal Robson-Kanu has told The Times that Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen is the most intelligent player in the current Wales squad.

Robson-Kanu and Allen are on international duty at the moment, playing for Wales at the ongoing 2016 European Championship in France.

Chris Coleman’s side have reached the quarter-finals of the prestigious competition and will take on Belgium on Friday evening for a place in the last four.

Liverpool midfielder Allen has been one of the best players for Wales at the Euro 2016 finals in France so far.

Wales' Joe Allen in action with Northern Ireland's Oliver Norwood

Former Reading forward Hal Robson-Kanu, who is available on a free in the summer transfer window, has spoken highly of the ex-Swansea City star.

“Football genius who’s our messiah,” Robson-Kanu told The Times about Allen. “Enjoys rock music and lives on a farm.

"After just one conversation with Joe you realise he is the most intelligent player in the squad.”

Liverpool's Joe Allen warms up before the match

Allen scored two goals and created 12 chances in 19 Premier League appearances for Liverpool during the 2015-16 season.

The Wales international midfielder has a pass accuracy of 84% and a shot accuracy of 44%, and won three headers, seven dribbles and 19 tackles.

The 26-year-old has created five chances in four matches for Wales at the 2016 European Championship so far. Allen has a pass accuracy of 85%, and has won two headers, six dribbles and five tackles.

Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu celebrates after scoring their second goal

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