Crewe Alexandra have been producing, and subsequently losing talented youngsters for decades. Dario Gradi set up one of the most successful academies in the world during his long tenure at the club. The latest prodigy, Nick Powell, to emerge has been scouted all season by Arsenal, Tottenham and Man United. Despite rumours that Powell will be moving to Old Trafford, do deal has been done as yet and Arsene Wenger could step in at the last minute and bring the player to the Emirates.
!8-year old Nick Powell is yet another product of Crewe and Dario Gradi’s youth system. The midfielder, who has scored 14 goals in 55 games for Crewe is the latest of the team’s players to be set for the big time. Both Danny Murphy and David Platt rose through the ranks at Crewe to play at the highest level. Dario Gradi is famous for his academy at Crewe and is now fully focused on this after stepping down as manager of the club.