According to The Sun, Huddersfield Town have ex-Stoke City man Joe Allen in their transfer sights.
However, it is said that the Terriers’ interest in former Swansea City man Allen could be blunted by one thing.
The Sun writes that the big obstacle in the way are Allen’s wage demands.
It has been reported that while Allen is a player of interest to Huddersfield Town this summer, his wages could prevent the Terriers from striking a deal for the midfielder this summer. Moreover, it is added that Allen ‘was on a Premier League wage‘ at Stoke City before he left this summer.
The Potters had offered Allen a restructured deal on less money, but the 32-year-old midfielder turned this offer down.
Allen has been at the Brittania Stadium since joining in a £13million move from Premier League giants Liverpool in July 2016.
He’s gone on to make 220 appearances for The Potters, scoring 20 goals and providing 19 assists.
Last season 72-cap Wales international Allen made 40 appearances for Stoke City, weighing in with one assist.
A tough barrier to overcome…
Allen has proven himself in the Premier League and remains a high-quality Championship player. Top-class players come at a price though and Allen has his. According to The Sun, it is a price too high for Huddersfield Town.
The Terriers will be wanting to go one better next season after losing out to Nottingham Forest for a place in the Premier League.
They will need players of the calibre of Allen, who has 199 Premier League games to his name. However, many clubs are operating in lean times and a hefty wage demand is a tough barrier to overcome.
That certainly seems to be the case between Allen and Huddersfield Town.