Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell has revealed that he tried to force through a move to Premier League new-boys Leicester City on transfer deadline day, reports Manchester Evening News.
Powell was granted his wish as he completed a season long loan deal to Nigel Pearson's side last week and he could be set to make his debut for the club against Stoke City this weekend.
Powell, then, has admitted that he's looking forward to playing on a regular basis in England's elite division as he looks to improve as a player.
Speaking to reporters, the youngster 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.
And, as well as looking to achieve his own personal goals, Powell has insisted that he's hoping to keep Leicester in the Premier League this term.
He continued by saying: "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."
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, meanwhile, will have to make do with the options at his disposal as his side go in search of improvement. A number of United's midfielders have struggle to find form in recent time, with the likes of Darren Fletcher, Anderson and Co. failing to impress.
And, with Michael Carrick currently out on the sidelines with a long term injury, Manchester United fans will be hoping the likes of Ander Herrera, Daley Blind and Marouane Fellaini step up over the coming weeks.
Van Gaal will be hoping to secure his first competitive victory as manager of Manchester United as the Red Devils play host to QPR.