Everton are keeping tabs on Manchester United youngster Nick Powell, according to reports in the Daily Express. Powell’s contract runs out at the end of the summer and Everton are looking to capitalise on the situation to lure him to Goodison park just like they did with Phil Neville, Darren Gibson and Tom Cleverley.
It was reported that Everton sent scouts to watch Powell in action for United’s Under-21 team in a game where he scored a brace in a 6-1 rout of Leicester City on Monday night, in a bid to make a move for the player in the summer when his contract expires; baring he doesn’t sign an extension soon.
Powell has been out for much of the season with a knee injury, and has played for United just twice since his return from injury; first against Wolfsburg in the Champions League where United lost 3-2 and in the 2-1 loss against Bournemouth last weekend.
United snapped the youngster from Crewe Alexander during Alex Ferguson’s reign but has since found it hard breaking into the first team; being sent out on loan on numerous occasions to Wigan Athletic and Leicester City.
United should still do all they can to keep Powell at Old Trafford as he is a player with great potentials; a ‘’Paul Scholes’’ look alike with good passing, shooting and scoring abilities.