Reported West Ham and Watford target Joe Allen admits his future at Stoke City is uncertain

Joe Allen of Stoke City during the game between Stoke City and Bolton Wanderers at Bet365 Stadium on October 2, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

West Ham United and Watford have been linked with Stoke City’s Joe Allen.

Joe Allen of Stoke City during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur at Bet365 Stadium on April 7, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen has told BBC Radio Stoke (minute 10:30) that his future at the club is uncertain amid reported interest from Premier League West Ham United and Watford.

“Honestly, who knows? I don’t know what’s going to happen this summer,” Allen explained.

“People are expecting lots of ins and outs and we’re just going to have wait and see what the summer will bring for everyone really. We’ll go from there.”

“For me as well as every individual it’s about speaking to the club and going from there. That’s where I’m at and that’s it, really, at the moment.”


Joe Allen joined Stoke from Liverpool back in 2016 and only last summer signed a new four-year deal at the club.

The midfielder, however, would have expected Stoke to push for promotion back to the Premier League but a disappointing campaign now likely leaves his future in doubt alongside goalkeeper Jack Butland.

A recent report in the Telegraph claims both Watford and West Ham are interested in signing the Wales international, with the latter resurfacing their reported interest from 18 months ago.

Back in February 2018, co-owner David Sullivan was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying the Hammers bid a hefty £25 million for Allen but Stoke allegedly turned down their offer.

Joe Allen of Stoke City during the Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Bet365 Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Allen would not be worth that figure now, yet the 29-year-old still boasts plenty of quality and both West Ham and Watford may see him as an ideal midfield acquisition this summer ahead of next season.

The former Swansea City ace has started all 44 Championship games for Stoke this season, scoring six goals and posting a further four assists in what has been a disappointing campaign for the Potters.

Joe Allen (4) of Stoke City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Aston Villa at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 23rd February 2019.

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