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Joe Allen will go to Swansea for a quarter of his current salary
Friday, 13th May 2022 14:55 by Keith Haynes

Owain Tudor Jones has again re-emphasised his belief that Joe Allen should be signed by Swansea City. Talking to the BBC Jones has again supported a move to the swans for Allen, and even stated he would take a huge pay cut.

The fact that Joe Allen would take a seventy five percent pay cut really does partly endorse the rumours of his fifty thousand pounds a week contract. That’s two hundred thousand a month and the drop that Allen allegedly would take would leave him open to taking around twelve thousand pounds a week to play for Swansea.

But is that still too much for a player who is thirty two ?

If you compare him to Jamie Paterson as an example who is two years younger, he signed for the swans on a reported thirty thousand pounds a month contract last year. That contract has been extended by the club, and we all know Paterson’s reaction to that in January. A contract in the region of that Paterson signed originally is surely the way to go for Swansea City. If for example Jay Fulton does get a move to his liking Joe would be a capable replacement.

Joe’s wife Lacey-Jo also wants to see a return to Wales for the family, she has plans for a rural life with Joe, and when they married all the couple asked for was donations to Llys Nini Animal Centre. She is a keen supporter of animal welfare and a move back home for Joe would most certainly be the catalyst to further her interests in vegetarianism and Veganism. This will most certainly be the driver for Joe. This move is most certainly a very important one for Joe and his family. They married in Gower in 2014.

Owain Tudor Jones reminded people when talking with the BBC “Swansea are going to get the chance to get Joe, potentially on a quarter of his wages, and he’s happy to do that. So if the club decides to say ‘no we’re not going to give it the go ahead’, well, come on. It’s more than just what Joe can actually do on the field. He’s not the most passionate in terms of giving speeches and bringing out the best of people in that way, it’s more about how he behaves, how he speaks to people personally. But it’s more than that as well because of the feeling around the club, they’ll sell shirts. They’re going to miss a massive opportunity if they don’t act on this.”

Owain has mentioned Joe on numerous occasions over the past few years and is very keen to see him return to Swansea City. Russell Martin has also indicated he would love to see him at Swansea. However there has to be a balance, the financial side is crucial and even at a quarter of his alleged salary it feels too much if all the figures are accurate.

This is no time for any form of sentimental decision making, and if Joe really wants to return to the swans he really does need to be far more realistic with the figures that are being mentioned. Even at his age he has something to offer, but steady as you go Swansea.

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