Stoke get their hands on Wales' Euro 2016 revelation Joe Allen

Midfielder leaves Liverpool

Joe Allen, Euro 2016, UEFA

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Stoke have completed the signing of Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen for a fee of about £13 million.

The Wales international has agreed a five-year deal at the Britannia Stadium.

Allen was named in the Euro 2016 team of the tournament after shining for Wales in their run to the semi-finals in France, although his club spell with Liverpool in recent seasons hasn't been brilliant.

Allen cited manager Mark Hughes as a reason for making the switch.

"I saw that an offer was accepted over the weekend and things have obviously moved really quickly since then," he said.

"Mark Hughes has achieved great things here at the Club already and he sold the Club to me in terms of their ambitions moving forward.

He becomes Stoke's second signing of the day, after Egypt midfielder Ramadan Sobhi, joined this afternoon.