John Hartson was full of praise for Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen on Sunday as Wales earned an excellent 1-0 win over Slovakia – and many Celtic fans have responded by suggesting he would be good for the Hoops.
Allen, 29, is currently with Stoke City in the English Championship after failing to prevent the Staffordshire-based club from suffering relegation last season. He remains first choice, having played every single league game.
Wales earned an excellent 1-0 win over Slovakia to get their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign off to a perfect start. Swansea City winger Daniel James smashed home an effort from 20 yards in the fifth minute.
Hartson was full of praise for Allen after the match on Twitter, describing his performance as “outstanding” and claiming the ex-Liverpool man is “Premier League standard”.
Joe Allen outstanding throughout today.. his combative style and he uses the ball so well.. definitely premier league standard 👍🏻🏴
— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) March 24, 2019
Allen saw out the entire 90 minutes which saw Wales hold onto an excellent three points, mainly thanks to a number of saves from goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey. Harry Wilson also came close to finding the back of the net.
Celtic fans reacted to Hartson’s Tweet by urging their club to consider a move for the 48-time Wales international. The Telegraph claimed last summer that Allen was allowed to leave Stoke, but only for a whopping £25million.
Celtic standard. ? Wouldnt mind havin this guy in the hoops ..
— james dornan (@dornan68) March 24, 2019
Have a word in his ear big man could do with him at Parkhead
— Stuart kenny (@Stuartkenny11) March 24, 2019
Or could join the Hoops in the summer?
— Gerry Brown (@GerrybBrown) March 24, 2019
Celtic please,but I fancy him going to the big league
— william p (@william21031380) March 24, 2019
I'd love to see him in the famous green and white hoops, he's a fantastic player!
— Mr.Me,McKinney (@CaptDaddyPuppy) March 24, 2019
— Watching Over Paradise (@GreenCommand3r) March 24, 2019