Celtic plot major summer move for 12-goal midfield maestro - report
Celtic will offer Wigan Athletic midfielder Nick Powell a “major move” to join the Hoops this summer after starring for the League One side this season, according to a reliable journalist.
The Sun sports reporter, Alan Nixon, wrote in his column on Sunday, page 60, that the Latics midfielder was wanted by the Bhoys in the January transfer window.
But after no one came in for Moussa Dembele – who they were expecting to depart last month – Brendan Rodgers was unable to finance a swoop for the highly-rated 12-goal attacker.
Powell, who spent four years at Manchester United has had loan spells with Leicester City and Hull City before moving to Wigan on a free in July 2016.
Football Insider verdict:
Powell has been tearing apart League One with his mazy runs and clever intricate forward play, which would make him an ideal fit for Brendan Rodgers’ footballing philosophy at Parkhead. He is not as dynamic as Dembele, but what he lacks in power he makes up for in skill. Out of contract next summer, the Latics will be willing to listen to offers for the attacking midfielder who has been integral to Wigan’s success this season, having notched up 12 goals in 29 appearances and now the Lancashire side find themselves on the cusp of promotion, sitting at the pinnacle of League One.
In other Celtic transfer news, Hoops and Rangers in battle for £2million rated Championship midfielder.