Sir Alex’s past comments on Nick Powell should interest Celtic and Rangers
The Scottish Sun reports that both Celtic and Rangers are keen on securing the services of former Manchester United attacker Nick Powell and Sir Alex Ferguson’s past comments on the player is bound to excite the potential suitors.
Ferguson revealed: “We watched him seriously from February. Mike Phelan went to see him a few times and so did our chief scout, Jim Lawlor. My brother Martin also went to see him against Torquay before I went for myself, with Mike, when Crewe played Aldershot.
‘We were thinking things over. We’d seen a few other Premier League clubs there at the game – Everton, somebody from Arsenal, somebody from Chelsea (they were very keen on Nick) – so we thought it was best to set the wheels in motion.
‘When Mick and I went to watch Nick Powell we came away and I said: “He’s definitely a player. There’s no doubt about that”.
Powell has only six months remaining on his current contract with Wigan Athletic and both the Scottish giants are keen to sign him come the end of the season.
Celtic have reportedly made an attempt to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with the 24-year-old but Rangers are also believed to have stepped up the chase.
Celtic and Rangers are currently level on points at the top of the Scottish Premiership standings following Rangers’ 1-0 win over the Hoops in the Old Firm derby before the winter break, with both the teams set to return to action very soon.