Manchester United has signed Nick Powell to a four-year, £6m deal for Crewe Alexandra. The 18-year old, attacking midfielder was the star who scored in Crewe's League Two playoff final victories against Cheltenham last month. Powell had an important role in Crewe's success last season. United had tough competition from Premier League teams Everton, Arsenal and Chelsea to sign the England Under-18 international. Powell had been with Crewe since he was five years old and scored 16 goals in 45 matches last season for Crewe.
Powell is United's second signing of the summer after United completed £17m deal for Shiniji Kagawa. Powell completed his medical today at United's Carrington training ground.
United's latest signing Powell admits to being excited by the move to Old Trafford.
"It really is a dream come true to be signing for Manchester United. I have had a great time at Crewe and I would like to thank them for helping me to develop as a player over the past 13 years" Powell said.