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Nick Powell has joined Hull on loan from Manchester United, it was confirmed on Monday night.
The 21-year-old playmaker has joined the Championship high flyers on loan until the end of the season.
The two clubs have been locked in negotiations in the last 48 hours to iron out the terms of the transfer, and finally reached an agreement on Monday evening.
As revealed by Football Insider on Sunday, Powell has been on standby to undergo a medical and finalise terms at the Championship club’s training headquarters.
The deep-lying forward was in the stands at Gigg Lane on Saturday to watch Hull beat Bury 3-1 in the FA Cup fourth round.
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There is a possibility that Powell, who is out of contract in the summer, has played his last game for United.
The 21-year-old has had scarce first-team involvement at Old Trafford after making little progress during his three-and-a-half years at the club.
He has made only nine first-team appearances and just two this season, which bizarrely came when he was thrust on as a substitute for Juan Mata when Louis van Gaal’s team were chasing late goals against Wolfsburg and Bournemouth in December.