We could buy Afellay and Mirallas! Twitter reacts to Liverpool’s Allen bid

Liverpool are reportedly close to signing Swansea's Joe Allen in a £15m deal, prompting a huge reaction on Twitter

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Liverpool are reportedly closing in on a £15m deal for Swansea City midfielder Joe Allen as Brendan Rodgers looks to strengthen his squad ahead of the new campaign.

The 22-year-old scored four goals in 36 appearances for the Swans last year under Rodgers, but speculation which suggested the Reds are on the verge of bringing the Wales international to Anfield received a mixed reaction on Twitter.

Here are some of the Tweets that caught our eye.

Mikael Nunis ‏(@mikaelnunis) reckons it would be value for money compared to the transfer fees Liverpool paid for Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson: “£15m for Joe Allen? Big price tag but then compared to £20m for Downing and £16m for Jordan Henderson it’s an absolute steal.”

While Chris Burns ‏(@chrisburns_94) believes Allen is really worth £4m if Liverpool rate him at £15m: “Joe Allen at £15m?! I must be worth at least £4m in that case. Liverpool getting spanked again.”

Greg Double ‏(@Dubstep1988) thinks Kenny Dalglish might have returned to the club: “Rodgers appears to have picked up the ‘Must Pay Over The Odds Syndrome’ that affected Dalglish! £15m for Joe Allen is hilarious!#lfc”

Ben Harrington ‏(@BennyBoyRs) reckons Liverpool have more money than sense: “I’ve seen Joe Allen a few times. He’s a quality young player but worth £15m? Liverpool have clearly had far too much money the last few years.

However, Johnpaul Roberts (@GoTheRedmen) defends Liverpool’s move for Allen: “Apparently Joe Allen had the highest pass completion rate in the Premier League last season, that’s just what BR is looking to implement at LFC!”

And Jack Boyle ‏(@Jack_Boyle) tells us that it was better than Andres Iniesta: “Joe Allen (91.2 per cent) had a higher league pass completion rate than Iniesta (89.5 per cent) last season #LFC!”

Arthur Wilson ‏(@Ayup_Arthur) reckons £15m is a bargain: “Joe Allen will be a bargain for £15m. There’s a revolution at Liverpool with the likes of Alberto Aquilani and Joe Cole back in the fold. Interesting season ahead!”

Swansea fan Billy FitzJohn ‏(@BillyFitzJohn) will be disappointed to see Allen leave: “Will be gutted to see Joe Allen leave if the news is true this morning. Absolute class act of a player!”

Manchester United fan Kieron Dobson ‏(@kjcdobson) wanted Sir Alex Ferguson to sign the Wales international: “I’ll be gutted if #LFC sign Joe Allen, going to be a great player. Get your wallet out Fergie!”

And Ben Channing ‏(@BenChanning) leaps to Allen’s defence: “I love how people who obviously haven’t even consistently watched Joe Allen play are criticising his signing, idiots!”

Todd Goulder ‏(@toddgoulder) reckons £13.5m would be a fair price: “£13.5m for Joe Allen seems a fair deal to me, was really impressed with him last season. Only seen him do it for one season though!”

But Ryan Forde ([email protected]_) can’t believe Liverpool’s spending record over the past two seasons: “Liverpool spent £90m on Joe Allen, Jordan Henderson, Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing! Biggest waste of money ever! #LiverpooLOL”

Finally, Ishy ([email protected]) thinks Liverpool could spend their money wisely: “£15m for Joe Allen? LFC haven’t learned their lesson from last summer have they?! You could get both Afellay & Mirallas for £15m!”

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