Stephen Warnock has told Football League World that Wigan Athletic freebie Nick Powell would be tempted with a move to Leeds United this summer, on a free transfer.
Much has been made over Powell’s future as he continues to reject the chance to stay at Wigan. The 25-year-old is regarded as one of the best attacking midfielders in the Championship.
TeamTalk have claimed that Powell is interesting a whole host of sides, not only from England. Burnley, Brighton, Norwich and Derby are all keen, as are Scottish Premiership duo Celtic and Rangers.
The report also reckons RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach are keen, but former Leeds left-back Stephen Warnock reckons Powell could be tempted with a move to Elland Road – if Leeds gain promotion.
“He’s arguably one of the best talents I’ve ever played with,” Warnock said, having played alongside Powell at Wigan. “The ability he has and the things he can do on a football pitch, other players just simply can’t do.
“If Leeds and Norwich go up, then he’ll be looking to go up with them. Norwich look to be up already, and a move to Leeds United under Marcelo Bielsa would be very appealing for him.”
On a free transfer, Powell is a top signing for any bottom-half Premier League side. So for any promoted clubs, landing the goalscoring midfielder on a free is an absolute bargain.
Leeds could do with a player like Powell. The loss of Samu Saiz in January was hardly replaced, while Bielsa likes players with versatility. The former Manchester United star can play up front, in the 10 role or deeper in midfield.
It remains to be seen if Leeds are interested in landing Powell, but he would be an excellent signing.