Leicester City have terminated the loan contract of midfielder Nick Powell and sent him back to Manchester United for his unacceptable attitude in training and poor timekeeping.
This is according to the Telegraph, who understand that Powell’s failure to impress at the King Power Stadium has left the Leicester City coaching staff “exasperated”.
Powell, 20, has reportedly infuriated coaches at Leicester - including manager Nigel Pearson - for his abject timekeeping and general attitude since joining the club on loan in September.
Bolton Wanderers keen
United, who have an option to include the midfielder in January, are now poised to find a new loan club for the England Under-21 international who arrived at Old Trafford from Crewe Alexandra in 2012.
It’s believed that Championship side Bolton Wanderers are one of the clubs interested in signing Powell for the second half of the 2014-15 campaign, although these latest reports may deter potential suitors from making a move for the youngster.
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'New Scholes' faces uphill battle
Powell has only made three Premier League appearances for the Foxes this season and wasn’t even named amongst the Leicester substitutes for the recent fixtures against West Ham and Tottenham.
The highly-rated midfielder, who scored 12 goals in 42 appearances for Wigan Athletic last season, was once hailed as the next Paul Scholes - but it seems Powell now faces an uphill battle to salvage his Manchester United career.