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Sheffield United Opinion: Why the Blades should snap up Nick Powell?

Wigan Athletic playmaker Nick Powell has had an injury-ravaged season in the Championship. He has recently returned to the team after being out since November with a hamstring problem.

But the 24-year-old is out of contract at the DW Stadium at the end of the season and will be available on a free agent after rejecting a new contract offer last year.

Keeping the contract situation in mind, Sheffield United should make a summer swoop for Nick Powell.

Sheffield United are on the brink of automatic promotion and missing out on the top two will be harsh for Chris Wilder, who has done a fantastic job.

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Wilder, after getting the best out of almost all the players in his squad, would certainly want to make few additions over the summer transfer window. And Powell, who could be a potential free agent in the summer, is a no-brainer for a promotion-chasing Blades side.

Mark Duffy will turn 34 in the summer, while Kieran Dowell will return back to Everton following the expiry of his loan spell at the end of the season. That makes Powell’s signing such a necessity for Wilder’s side.

Powell is a number 10, a player who can create and score goals in equal measure. He has all the necessary skills to be a successful attacking midfielder under Wilder.

The ex-Manchester United ace likes to operate in an advanced role in midfield and he has the ability to pick out a pass in the final third. He is also an impressive finisher and has the ability to find the back of the net on a regular basis.

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The 24-year-old can also play as a false 9 when required and his versatility coupled with his dribbling skills, work ethic and physicality make him a manager’s dream.

Powell’s intelligence and vision to carve open defences should make him a perfect fit for someone like Wilder, who expects his creative players to express themselves every time they are on the pitch.

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With Wigan fighting for their lives in the Championship, there’s no way Powell will make a U-turn and sign a new contract at the DW Stadium.


Powell would add quality and extra strength in depth to the Blades’ attacking unit. On a free transfer, Sheffield United should definitely look to pull off this move in the summer.

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