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‘He’s got to get into their current team’ – 25-year-old emerges on the radar of Celtic: Opinion

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Nick Powell is a player who is set to dominate the headlines this summer with his contract at Wigan Athletic expiring at the end of the current campaign.

Plenty of clubs will be vying for his signature and one of whom is set to be Scottish giants and current league-leaders Celtic, according to TeamTalk.

The 25-year-old has notched up seven goals and seven assists for Paul Cook’s struggling side this season after proving to be the driving force behind their previous League One triumph.

If they are to bring him in, Celtic will have to fend off interest from SPFL rivals Rangers, as well as Championship clubs Norwich City, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday.

But given that Neil Lennon’s side are currently competing for yet another domestic treble, would Powell even get into the starting XI?

We discuss…

Louie Chandler

“I think he definitely would.

“Maybe not straight away, but I would back him to take his chance when it came along. He can comfortably score goals in the Championship and, with respect, if he can cut it in the second-tier he can cut it in the SPFL.

“A move to such a big club could prove to be a very tempting offer, too.”

George Harbey

“He’s got to get into their current team, surely?

“Powell, on his day, is arguably one of the best players in the Championship, and he would be a revelation if he moved to the SPFL.

“Ryan Christie, in particular, should be worried about his place in the side if Powell were to join.”

Toby Wilding

“It would be a tough starting XI to get into for Powell, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be chances.

“Powell’s presence would allow for more rotation within the Celtic squad, and if he can make an impression, as you would expect him to do particularly against the lesser sides, there’s no reason he couldn’t establish himself as a regular starter.”

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