RB Leipzig are reportedly plotting a January swoop to sign Wigan midfelder Nick Powell on a pre-contract agreement. The 24-year-old former Manchester United starlet is in the final year of his current deal with the Championship outfit and is showing no signs of penning an extension to remain at the DW Stadium.
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Powell will be available to join another club on a free transfer next summer, while Scottish champions Celtic and several English clubs could look to sign him on a cut-price deal in January.
Wigan will be loathe to lose Powell mid-season as he remains an influential figure in Paul Cook’s squad, but Leipzig are in a position to offer him a deal in the new year with a view to him joining the German Bundesliga outfit ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.