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.
There have been many Arsenal transfer rumours lately linking the Gunners with many ready-made stars, but there is a far more likely “typical Wenger signing” rumour going around that says that Arsenal are set to make an offer for a young English player by the name of Nick Powell.
The 17 year-old attacking midfielder is an England youth international and is currently plying his trade at lowly Crewe Alexander in League Two, but it seems that scouts from Arsenal have been watching him all season and are expected to make a serious bid this month.