Nicol says Liverpool would sell Joe Allen

Wales' Joe Allen reacts

The Liverpool man has been linked with Swansea City.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp speaks with Joe Allen before bringing him on as a substitute

Speaking to ESPN, Liverpool legend Steve Nicol believes that the Reds will sell Joe Allen this summer - providing the money is right.

The 26-year-old midfielder, who is out of contract with Liverpool next summer, has enjoyed a fine 2016; first by really coming to life under manager Jurgen Klopp, before then emerging as one of Wales' best players as he helped his nation to a Euro 2016 semi-final this summer.

Liverpool's Joe Allen comes on as a substitute for James Milner

But his future on Merseyside remains up in the air it seems and Swansea City - where he began his career - have been linked with bringing him back to South Wales.

Liverpool reportedly slapped a £14 million price-tag on him, according to The Mail, but the South Wales Evening Post reported that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants him at Old Trafford.

Allen has really only shown signs of promise in the past seven months of his four-year stay at Anfield, having joined for £16 million under Brendan Rodgers in 2012, and Nicol believes that Liverpool would certainly sell him if a satisfactory offer is submitted.

Watford's Mario Suarez in action with Liverpool's Joe Allen and Philippe Coutinho

Asked by ESPN if he could join Swansea, Nicol said: "I think if the money's right, then yes. He has been a bit-part player during his time at Liverpool. He's been good, he's been bad and he's been indifferent.

"He had a fantastic Euro 2016 with Wales and that really pushed him into the shop window. So if the money's right, I don't think there's any way Liverpool turn it down."

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

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