Aluko, Akpom gets Man United star as new teammate

Picture courtesy Nick Powell's official Twitter account.

Picture courtesy Nick Powell’s official Twitter account.

Super Eagles winger Sone Aluko and Chuba Akpom will be in the company of Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell after he agreed a deadline day move to Hull City. 

A deal was reached in the final stages of the January transfer window and the switch to Steve Bruce’s promotion-chasing Tigers is the third temporary transfer for the England Under-21 international.

The 21-year-old returned from injury late last year and featured in December’s first-team games against Wolfsburg and Bournemouth in the UEFA Champions League and premier league respectively.

Speaking with Hull’s official website, Powell said: “I wanted to get more game-time. I haven’t played in a long time and I’ve been injured quite a lot. Hopefully that’s in the past for me now – I’m striving to get more games and play football again.”

Powell debuted in Under-18s football aged just 15, and was still only 16 when he made his competitive senior debut at Cheltenham Town in August 2010.