Youngster on his way to Old Trafford.
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Manchester United close in on Nick Powell from Crewe Alexandra
Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Crewe’s highly rated 18-year-old forward Nick Powell.
The clubs have agreed a £4m fee for Powell, whose representatives are finalising the contract, and United hope to complete a deal this week.
A fee of £2m will be paid immediately, with the rest based on appearances and success at Old Trafford.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
If Sir Alex Ferguson manages to nab Nick Powell for an initial fee of £2m then he may well have secured something of a bargain though clearly it’s hard to judge just how able a player is to deliver on his obvious potential the teenage forward has already done a great deal to suggest he has a bright future.
Powell has had an excellent breakthrough season at Crewe, netting 16 goals to help Steve Davis’s side to promotion to League One. The 18 year old is a product of the club’s famed academy and seemingly likely to leave for a Premier League club and the youngster now faces the tough choice of taking his pick of many prospective suitors.
It seems likely that the Crewe youngster may well be initially sent out on loan to gain experience as he is still sure to be some way off Premier League level at present.