Brendan Rodgers’ reported interest in Powell shouldn't be a surprise

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers arrives prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Dundee and Celtic at  Dens Park on December 26, 2017 in Dundee, Scotland.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers reportedly wanted Wigan Athletic’s Nick Powell at Liverpool, but lost out to Manchester United.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during a training session at Lennoxtown on December 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to The Sun on Sunday (print edition, page 60, February 4, 2018), Celtic are interested in signing Nick Powell from Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2018 (click here to read more).

It has also been reported that the Scottish Premiership giants were prepared to make a late move for the former Manchester United youngster, who can operate as a striker or as a midfielder.

Nick Powell of Hull City walks with his head bandaged after a clash of heads with Per Mertesacker of Arsenal during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round Replay match between Hull City and...

The 23-year-old is going strong for Wigan in League One in England, and one suspects that there could be offers for him in the summer.

Celtic’s (reported) interest in Powell does not come as a surprise, as manager Brendan Rodgers (reportedly) wanted the former Crewe Alexandra star when he was at Liverpool.

According to a report in The Mirror in June 2012, Rodgers was looking at the possibility of signing Powell for Liverpool in the summer of 2012.

Manchester United's English midfielder Nick Powell celebrates scoring his goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford...

The attacker was then on the books of Crewe, and was also claimed to be of interest to Manchester United and Arsenal.

Then 18, Powell moved to the Red Devils to work with then United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, but the youngster failed to make an impact at Old Trafford and joined Wigan in 2016.

Powell has been superb for the Latics, and if Celtic sign him in the summer of 2018, then they would get a player who is on course to fulfil his potential.

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