Rangers fans have had it tough at times this season, but next season the struggles that Steven Gerrard has had will be much easier to handle if Mark Allen can deliver the Ibrox faithful with the signing of £3.15 million-rated ace, as per Transfermarkt, Nick Powell. Alan Nixon has claimed Rangers are interested, and what a coup it would be.
Alongside Rangers, the likes of Celtic, Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke are all on high alert after Powell has recently turned down a £1 million contract offer from his current club Wigan. That means that his current deal is expiring this summer and the former Manchester United midfielder will be on his way to a new club for absolutely nothing, something Rangers will be desperate to benefit from.
Powell has been the main man in the current Latics side this season. Wigan may have struggled at times this season, but Powell’s combined 15 goals and assists, with eight strikes of his own and seven teed up for teammates, have helped them stay up with an 18th place finish, eventually beating the drop by an impressive 12-point margin.
The Gers have all but secured the signing of Greg Stewart, the attacker who spent the season on loan at Aberdeen but will be released by Birmingham City this summer. However, the feeling that Stewart will be a welcome addition to Ibrox is not quite there. Instead, the Bluenoses are expecting little from Stewart and would much rather have the Wigan star Nick Powell to play that role.
All that the Gers are missing is a quality attacking midfielder to go bind together the talent in both Steven Gerrard’s midfield and attack, and who better than someone who has the experience of playing at Old Trafford yet can also cut it in the less glamorous surroundings of the Championship. Powell is the perfect man for the job, and if Mark Allen can convince him to join Gerrard it will be one hell of a deal.
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