Swansea will look to secure the long-term future of Joe Allen as part of the club’s policy to encourage from within not entice from without.
The Swans have confirmed that they will sit down with the youngster in an effort to finalise a new deal for the Welsh international.
The newly-promoted Swans have been relatively quiet in the transfer window so far with Danny Graham the only permanent acquisition from Watford.
However, chairman Huw Jenkins believes securing the talent at the club is more important than signings.
He told the club’s official website: “We are hoping to start talks with Joe next week. Our aim is to make sure we get our young talent on long-term contract as soon as we can.”
After making his debut for Roberto Martinez’s side in 2007, Allen has risen through the ranks at the Liberty Stadium to become a key part of their midfield.
The 21 year-old appeared 43 times for Brendan Rodgers’ team as he helped the Welsh outfit win promotion to the Barclays Premier League for the first time last term.
The Swans have been busy in contract talks over the last month, tying down the both Angel Rangel and Andrea Orlandi to new deals. They will hope Allen is quickly added to that list.
Jenkins continued: “Improving and extending certain players' contracts well in advance is something we can now look into thanks to our Premier League status.
“The budget was set to compete in the Championship, so any further money spent on securing certain players' contracts earlier would have jeopardised certain signings along the way.”
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