‘I spoke to Wrexham and Saudi League – I had texts saying, go here, go there’

Former Manchester United prodigy Nick Powell said he was in discussions with Wrexham and clubs in Saudi Arabia.

Powell looked destined for great things when he made his United debut in 2012. However, he was not able to force his way into first team contention and was subsequently sent on loan to the likes of Wigan Athletic, Leicester City, and Hull City, before returning to Wigan permanently in 2016.

Via a four-year spell at Stoke City, he now resides with League Two side Stockport County, who have opened their campaign with consecutive defeats. However, despite the frustrations of his career, Powell’s stock was enough to attract some huge clubs.

Namely, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s Wrexham and the lucratively rich sides in the Middle East.

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“I had a chat [with Wrexham]," he said, in an interview with SportsBible. "It was a really good chat. I'd never say anything bad about somebody that showed interest in me.

“I think that's just nice within itself. The conversation was good. I've got my reasons [joining Stockport]. And I still stand by them.”

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After deciding to snub the advances of the former National League side, the 29-year-old also stated he was in communication with some teams in Saudi Arabia. However, he also admitted he did not feel too comfortable or at ease with their advances.

"Without going deep into it, you don't know what's what over there," Powell said. "I have loads of texts saying, ‘go here, go there’. I didn't know if one was an agent. I didn't know if he was a coach. I can't really comment on it.

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"I mean, if I was purely chasing money, I'd have happily gone. I've got no problem saying that. If I was gonna get £10 million like everyone else, you best believe I'd have been there.

"But no, there were conversations. There just wasn't anything concrete.”

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