Hull City manager Steve Bruce has revealed that he wants to sign Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell on a permanent basis, but Manchester United are in complete control of the situation.
The former Crewe midfielder moved to the Championship side on the Transfer Deadline day in January, and this is his third temporary spell away from Manchester United since signing for the club in 2012.
Powell has had scarce first-team involvement at United, but has made two appearances for Steve Bruce’s side, showing glimpses of the talent that prompted Sir Alex Ferguson to splash out £6m to bring him at Old Trafford in 2012.
Steve Bruce has been impressed by what he’s seen of Powell in the last few weeks and is eager to make the youngster, whose career in the North West has been consistently hampered by injury, a permanent member of his squad.
“If I get the chance I would like to make it permanent,” he said on Friday. “United hold all the cards.”
Powell impressed on his Hull debut in the FA Cup last Saturday, as the Tigers secured a goal-less draw against Arsenal to take the tie to a rematch.
Powell is delighted to have joined Bruce’s side, and the young midfielder has stated that he wants to make up for the lost time.
“I have read papers, comments, pretty much everything said about me,” he said.
“I am not a dumb little kid anymore like I used to be, who just did as I wanted. I have realised you have got to play the game in a way, the football game.
“You cannot say certain things, you cannot do certain things, I feel like I have been perceived as a lost cause, and a maverick but I feel that is not the truth.
“The only way to do that is to play my football and to show people I am not injury-prone or a nuisance.
“I am here to prove football is what I want to do and that I am going to reach the heights that I was meant to reach. The last three years have been hard but this is a new challenge.”