Celtic are unlikely to be able to afford to sign Joe Allen from Liverpool, according to the midfelder’s agent, who says wages would also be a “massive issue”.
Brendan Rodgers was appointed as Celtic boss last week and the former Liverpool manager has been linked with a reunion with Allen at Celtic Park.
The Welshman was Rodgers’ first signing at Anfield in 2012, but the 26-year-old has struggled to nail down a first-team place since Jurgen Klopp’s arrival last October.
With only a year remaining on his contract at Anfield, doubts have emerged about Allen’s future on Merseyside. But his agent Glenn Corcoran has poured cold water on reports Rodgers could take his client north of the border.
“This is the first I have heard of this,” the agent told the Daily Record. “Joe has a year left on his contract at Liverpool and nobody has spoken to us about extending that.
“The club have not spoken to us about selling him either.
“I haven’t given any thought whatsoever to it with regards to Celtic or any club.
“If Liverpool were willing to sell – and that is a big ‘if’ because I’ve not had that conversation with the club – they would ask for too much money for him.
“I don’t know if Celtic at this moment would be willing to spend that sort of money and the wages would also be a massive issue.”