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Nick Powell set for Leicester City loan move

United prospect likely to join the newly-promoted Foxes on a season-long loan.

Clint Hughes

If we can just drag your attention away from the In Door for a moment, it appears that the Out Door is going to be getting some use shortly. According to Sky Sports, Leicester City will soon bolster their midfield with the addition of Manchester United's young attacking midfielder Nick Powell.

Probably a sensible move for all concerned. Powell isn't going to be getting much playing time in any of the attacking midfield slots, with Angel di Maria, Juan Mata, Adnan Januzaj and possibly Wayne Rooney all ahead of him in the queue. And regular football is probably what he needs at this point. Having been extremely highly-rated while at Crewe, his loan spell at Wigan last year started strongly but ended with him on the bench more often than not. Plus, he gets to play alongside Leicester's new midfield signing Esteban Cambiasso, so that'll be fun.

Vaguely amusing wrinkle: Sky Sports' man outside Leicester's training ground reckons that the only reason the move hasn't happened yet ... is that United's phones have been busy all morning. This is presumably down to club officials ringing one another and shouting "Falcao? Falcao!" And who can blame them?