Manchester United’s young midfielder Nick Powell has admitted that he forced through a move on loan to Leicester City on deadline day, with the hope that the switch would allow him to gain significantly more Premier League experience, as reported by the Daily Express.
The 20 year old has joined Leicester City on a loan deal until the end of the season, with Tom Lawrence also moving to the King Power Stadium on a permanent basis.
Despite not being guaranteed a starting place in Leicester City’s line up, Powell is excited to be given an opportunity to prove himself as a Premier League player, having made the switch to Man Utd from Crewe Alexandra during Alex Ferguson’s time in charge of the Old Trafford club.
He said: “I was on to my agent all day and he is probably sick of my voice, but I am glad it is done.
“I tried to push it through with my agent because I wanted regular football, to be more involved in the Premier League, and we thought we would get a better opportunity here.
“I am here to get some experience and improve. I could have gone into the Championship and played week in and week out, but the Premier League is the next step and Leicester have given me that opportunity.
“I have to earn my place in the team first because it isn’t given to you. That is the first step.
“It is a good squad, powerful, pacy, well-structured and organised.
“I am hoping to do well in the Premier League and help Leicester stay up.”
Powell spent last season on loan with Wigan Athletic and failed to impose himself on the first team there. He will be hoping to play a big role in keeping Leicester in the Premier League this year after their promotion.