Brighton & Hove Albion are eyeing a January swoop for Wigan attacking midfielder Nick Powell, according to Alan Nixon of the Sun.
The 24-year-old former Manchester United youngster has been in good form for his club so far this season, but off the field issues seem to hampering getting a new deal finalised.
So would Powell be good for Brighton?
A return to the Premier League could interest the Wigan forward, having had a failed spell at Manchester United.
He has unfinished business in the top flight and Brighton’s style of play is similar to Wigan’s.
So the transition from Lancashire to the south coast would be seamless footballing wise, even if logistically, it is a little more difficult.
Great move, but I’d be surprised if Brighton pulled it off.
I see Powell at a big club, one with resources and ambition.
That’s not a slur on Brighton, but they’re punching above their weight now.
Powell needs to be at Everton or somewhere similar.
I’m unsure if this is the right move.
Brighton already have a number of players who operate in Powell’s position, namely Pascal Gross.
Powell has the ability to play in the English top-flight, but I think there are teams that need his services more than the Seagulls.