According to The Sun, Aston Villa are interested in signing Wigan Athletic midfielder Nick Powell in this summer’s transfer window.
Powell, who could reportedly be available for £5m, scored 15 League One goals for Wigan during the 2017-18 campaign.
The 24-year-old also registered seven assists last term, and has been linked with a move away from Wigan over the last few months.
Powell famously joined Manchester United from Crewe Alexandra in 2012, but the 6ft ace only made nine first-team appearances for the Red Devils before moving on.
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Villa’s financial problems have been eased in recent weeks, and head coach Steve Bruce is said to be keen to show the club’s new owners that he is capable of signing in-demand stars this summer.
The Villa fans have been reacting to the Powell news on social media, and it would be fair to say that they have differing views.
A selection of the best Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Imagine us signing snodgrass back plus getting in nick powell from Wigan, and then also getting woodburn in, that for me would be some business🤷🏻♂️ #Avfc
— AV (@JxshAV_) July 30, 2018
Am I the only one who wouldn’t mind Nick Powell? Dude was standout player in L1 last year. Utd move clearly didnt work out but talent is there. Still only 24. #avfc
— Foxy (@FoxyN77) July 30, 2018
Yeah I totally agree. Really good player and we need to realise what level we are at atm.
— Chris Ellis (@ellis250) July 30, 2018
Hugil & Powell would be perfect signings for us, both score goals in this division & both have a point to prove on the pitch #AVFC
— Sam Wiggett (@swiggett) July 30, 2018
If anybody is a steve Bruce signing it’s nick Powell .. sounds like a Bruce signing looks like a Bruce signing might be a bit ” young ” at 24 though #AVFC
— therowleyranger (@therowleyranger) July 30, 2018
Hugil does a job in champ! Nick Powell is a no we’ve got Grealish and If we sign Woodburn that’s enough in that position! Go and spend £5mil on a Centre back instead of him #avfc
— Aston Villa Updates (@AstonVilla_info) July 30, 2018
Hugill and Powell are perfect signings for the championship midtable mediocrity that Bruce is clearly striving for. #AVFC
— Adz (@AdzW90) July 30, 2018