The chase is firmly underway between the Premier League’s elite for the signature of the highly-rated Nick Powell.
Arsenal are the latest club to be linked with a move for the Crewe prospect as reported in the Daily Mail. Whilst Manchester United, Chelsea, Everton and Spurs also hold hopes of convincing Powell to join their ranks, as they all look to nurture his undoubted talent.
18-year-old midfielder Nick Powell has sprung himself into the limelight this season with a remarkable campaign which helped his club Crewe Alexandra win promotion to League One following their Play-Off final success.
During the season Powell’s profile began to rise significantly in the lower divisions of the English game, with clubs in League Two and One beginning to realise the potential of the attacking midfielder. It wasn’t too long before Premier League sides were sending delegations to watch Powell’s progression as the youngster effortlessly guided his Crewe side to rise above the opposition League Two had to offer.
Before the Play-Off final game against Cheltenham, Powell’s name was already being featured regularly in newspaper columns tipping him for a move elsewhere in the summer -notably Manchester United – this therefore brought a lot of public interest to see what the hype surrounding the player was all about.
From kick-off Powell started to make some smart passes and shown some good positional awareness which then lead to the moment which could potentially of kick started Powell’s imminent elevation to stardom, his stunning 15th minute goal set the game alight and proved what an exceptional talent the boy could be.
So where should Powell choose to move to?
Reports in the North-West claim that Powell is already in advanced talks with Manchester United, who it seems will continue their policy of developing talented youngsters into world-class players.
United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson and his Assistant Mike Phelan have both been present at games to watch Powell who made an instant impression on the pair. Ferguson is reported to of made his move for Powell early as he would be livid to miss out on another British prospect as he has done previously with Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and more recently Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
With Powell already being touted for a future starring role with the England national side he will need the guidance of an experienced man-manager such as Ferguson, who has dealt with the media circus surrounding some of his younger players of the past, such as Ryan Giggs, marvellously.
At Manchester United, Powell can be guaranteed he will be challenging for trophies on all fronts with United and he would also benefit from the excellent facilities and coaching set-up they have, as well as a manager in Ferguson who believes if a player is good enough, he is old enough to be involved in the first team picture at Old Trafford.
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