Report: Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County both want Wigan midfielder Max Power

Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County are reportedly pursuing Wigan's Max Power.

According to the Daily Mail, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday have been scouting Wigan Athletic midfielder Max Power.

Power, 22, came up through the ranks at Tranmere Rovers, making over 125 appearances for the Wirral club, scoring 19 goals before leaving the club last summer.

After Tranmere were relegated to non-league, Power was in-demand, but he eventually chose a move to Wigan Athletic, joining the League One club on a three-year contract.

Power has played his part for Wigan this season, notching four goals in 28 appearances for the Latics, who sit five points off an automatic promotion place, with Gary Caldwell's men chasing an immediate return to the Championship.

However, Wigan could be dealt a blow, as Power's performances at the DW Stadium appear to have attracted interest in his signature during this month's transfer window.

The Daily Mail report that Burnley, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday have all been watching Power recently, with the three Championship clubs seemingly lining up a bid for the youngster's signature.

All three sides will be chasing promotion to the Premier League this season, and whilst they all have plenty of quality players in midfielder, a player with potential like Power could be a smart investment for the future, whilst he has also shown his ability to make an immediate impact at Wigan.

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