Should Rangers make a move for reported Celtic target?
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Should Rangers make a move for Celtic's reported target Nick Powell?

Wigan forward Nick Powell has managed to reignite his career at the Latics after a failed stint at Manchester United.

The talented attacker has continued to perform in a Wigan shirt, and inspired their promotion from League One last season. He has continued to perform in the Championship, with four goals and four assists in 16 games.

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The attacker is out of contract in June however and has already been linked with a switch to Celtic according to the Scotsman. Powell may even be available for loose change in January due to the short-time left on his contract. But should Rangers consider a move for the Wigan attacker?

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Powell could add much-needed creativity

Rangers have lots of talent in midfield with the likes of Ovie Ejaria, Scott Arfield and Ryan Kent. None of these players however have the clinical edge Powell possesses.

This may be the reason Gerrard needs to bring a player like Powell to Ibrox, either in the summer or in January.

Powell is a key attacking force for Wigan (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

It is vital that the 24-year old gets consistent game time and he would certainly get that at Rangers, with the Gers clearly needing a creative midfielder to add some flair in the final third.

Powell can play through the middle or deputise on either wing when needed. A technically gifted footballer, he has a great eye for a pass and his impressive vision allows him to create goals for his teammates. It also gives him the ability to produce some magic from long range.

Does he have the experience?

Powell is still relatively young at 24-years-old, but he’s got the perfect mix of youth and experience. He has made 167 career appearances, and a move to Rangers could give him his break at a big club.

The only doubts over Powell would be his ‘big club’ experience. He failed to make any sort of impression at Manchester United and has only made an impact in the lower leagues in England. Does Gerrard need someone with more big game experience?

Could the Wigan forward cope with the pressure of being at a big club? (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

If a move for Powell worked out, he would provide a long term solution for Rangers, but it would be a major task for the Gers to persuade the Wigan attacker to make the switch to Ibrox. If they did however, it would be a wonderful signing for Gerrard.


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