Allen happy at Swansea
Wales international wants to continue development at hometown club
Last Updated: April 27, 2012 4:22pm
Joe Allen: Impressed in his 33 appearances for Swansea this season
Swansea midfielder Joe Allen is adamant the Welsh club is the best place to continue his footballing education.
The 22-year-old has earned plenty of plaudits, as well as admiring glances from more established Premier League clubs, for his assured displays in Swansea's impressive debut season.
Reports have linked Liverpool with a move for the Swansea-born star, who many pundits believe was unfortunate not to be shortlisted for the PFA Young Player of the Year prize.
But the Wales international has indicated he has no intention of leaving the Liberty Stadium in the summer.
"Ever since I've come through at this club things have been ideal for me," he said.
"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.
"I'm sure the club will do everything they can to make sure everyone who has been a big part of our season stays."
Swansea, who entertain already-relegated Wolves on Saturday, are aiming to finish a productive campaign with a flourish and climb into the top half.
Allen believes they can have a bright future under the stewardship of manager Brendan Rodgers, who has also been linked with bigger clubs.
"We all want to play at this level and I personally can't see why anyone would want to leave," added Allen.
" We're a team that's moving forwards constantly under a manager with fantastic ideas."