Swansea City announced the re-signing of Joe Allen in July 2022
The move saw the 33-year-old make a return to his boyhood club, who he served with great distinction during a first spell that saw him rack up 150 senior appearances after coming through the academy ranks.
Allen signed a two-year contract and chose the number seven shirt.
The Wales international featured for the Swans from his debut against Blackpool on the final day of the 2006-07 season through to the end of the club's maiden season in the Premier League before making a move to Liverpool.
He scored seven goals during that time, including a memorable strike in a south Wales derby in 2009.
Allen would go on to make 132 appearances for Liverpool, scoring seven goals.
He joined Stoke City following his outstanding performances for Wales at Euro 2016, which saw him named in the UEFA team of the tournament.
He spent six seasons with the Potters, during which he took on the club captaincy, making 221 appearances and scoring 20 goals.
Allen won 74 caps for Wales across a 13-year international career, helping the Dragons reach three major finals and scoring two goals. He retired from international duty in February 2023.
He made 28 appearances during his first season back at Swansea, scoring a stunning goal in a memorable win over Preston at the Swansea.com Stadium.