Celtic have reportedly received a boost in their pursuit of playmaker Nick Powell from Championship club Wigan Athletic.
According to TEAMtalk, the 25-year-old is attracting a wave of attention ahead of the summer as he’s set to exit on a free transfer.
It is understood that the attacking midfielder has had big money offers from abroad, but is set to stay in the UK and turn down interest from RB Leipzig, Borussia Monchengladbach, Fenerbahce and Besiktas.
The report details that Powell is weighing up his net move, with Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers both credited with interest.
Meanwhile, Burnley, Brighton, Norwich City, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday are all interested in his potential signature.
The fact Powell is set to stay in the UK is a boost for Celtic in their hopes of signing him, but there is still healthy competition for him.
Powell’s next destination is still unclear, but Celtic should ramp up their interest to try be the club that signs him and the exit of European clubs should give them a boost.
The creative playmaker has impressed at Wigan this season, scoring seven goals and supplying seven assists in just 28 games across all competitions.
He’s got brilliant technical ability with an eye for goal and would some extra creative flair in the final third at Celtic.
Powell was on the books at Manchester United as a youngster and has got the potential to take his game up a level as he enters his peak.