A year late, why Leeds should move for Nick Powell this summer

Swansea City Manager Garry Monk

The Manchester United midfielder is perfect for Leeds United and could finally fulfil his potential at Elland Road.

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

According to a recent exclusive from HITC Sport, Leeds United are one of the clubs interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell this summer.

The attacking midfielder arrived at Old Trafford with a big reputation having shone for Crewe Alexandra, scoring 16 goals and providing eight assists as a teenager and cementing his reputation as the next big thing with a superb strike in the League Two play-off final.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk

A move to Manchester United followed and after scoring on his debut against Wigan Athletic it seemed Sir Alex Ferguson had found the heir apparent to Paul Scholes – a goal-scoring midfielder with a great eye for a pass.

But that was as good as it got for Powell, who at 22 looks to be moving on this summer.

However, despite struggling to make an impact at United – with injuries and managerial changes playing their part – Powell would be a superb free transfer for a Leeds side looking to make waves under new boss Garry Monk.

Nick Powell (L) scores the fourth goal for Manchester United

Powell is still young, and his previous experience in the Championship during loan spells at Wigan and Hull City will work in his favour.

Of course it could be argued that Powell should have made the switch a year earlier, when his former manager at Wigan, Uwe Rosler, was in charge at Elland Road.

He could have got the best out of the youngster and ensured Leeds had yet another brilliant young English talent ontheir books.

Galatasaray's Felipe Melo in action with Manchester United's Nick Powell (R)

Alas it was not to be, but now Leeds and Powell both have the chance to rectify that situation.

His innate talent is not in question, he just needs somewhere to call home, and with Leeds full of blossoming talent it could be the perfect place for Powell to become the star he was once tipped to be.

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