Wigan want Nick Powell back

DW Stadium - Wigan Athletic

HITC Sport understands Championship new boys want to bring former loanee.

Wigan Athletic are desperate to bring Nick Powell back to the club to lead their charge in the Championship, HITC Sport understands.

A number of Premier League and Championship clubs have expressed an interest in the Manchester United forward, who finished the season on loan with Hull City.

Hull City's Nick Powell in action with Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri and Alex LopezHull City's Nick Powell in action with Sheffield Wednesday’s Fernando Forestieri and Alex Lopez

Despite possibly having the option to stay Old Trafford - with United yet to decide whether they will offer him a deal, the England Under-21 forward is anxious to move on for first-team football.

And it is Wigan who are emerging as favourites as they are willing to offer him a pay-rise to make the move back to the DW Stadium - where he shone in 2013 and even went down in their history books as the first scorer of a European goal for the club as he struck against Maribor in the Europa League.

The former Crewe youngster is still highly regarded at United, but they are aware he wants to leave and are ready to step back and let him move on.

HITC Sport understands Leeds, Nottingham Forest and recently relegated Norwich City and Aston Villa are also in the mix to land Powell.

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