Allen keen to remain at Swansea with 'hungry group of players'
22:01 GMT, 27 April 2012
Staying: Allen wants to build on a fine season
Joe Allen has dismissed the
possibility of a summer move away from Swansea by declaring his
intention to stay at the Liberty Stadium for at least another season.
Allen has been a fundamental part of
Swansea's success this season and his performances in central midfield
are understood to have drawn attention from Tottenham and Liverpool, who
have monitored him in recent months.
No approaches have been made, but
the 22-year-old, who has three years remaining on the deal he signed
last summer, insisted he is going nowhere.
Asked if he would be at Swansea
next season, Allen said: 'I can't see why not. We've had our debut
season in the Premier League and the majority tipped us to go down.
'You can see the rewards we've had
this season for the effort we've put in. We're a hungry group of players
and it's a great experience to play at this level.'
The Welshman, who first joined Swansea as a nine-year-old, added: 'Ever since I've come through at this club things have been ideal for me.
'The managers and players we've had, you can't fault it really. It's definitely helped my development and I'm grateful for that.'
Swansea need only one more win from their remaining three games to be mathematically sure of Premier League survival and such has been the success of the pre-season relegation favourites that a number of their players have been linked with bigger clubs.
Scott Sinclair, Nathan Dyer, Michel Vorm and Ashley Williams are all expected to be the subject of offers this summer, but Allen is hopeful that the club will not lose any of its key assets.
'We all want to play at this level and I personally can't see why anyone would want to leave because we're a team that's moving forwards constantly under a manager with fantastic ideas,' he said.
'I'm sure the club will do everything they can to make sure everyone who's been a big part of our season stays.'