Wigan Athletic Star Set For International Departure

Wigan Athletic midfielder Max Power has left the club after having his contract terminated by mutual consent, as confirmed by the club.  

Returning to the Latics in 2021 after a two-year hiatus away, Power is set for his second departure from the club, with Wigan Today reporting he could be on the verge of moving to Saudi Arabia.

Who Is Max Power?

The soon to be 30 year old has had an impressive spell in the Football League, with over 500 career appearances to date.

Starting his days at Tranmere Rovers, Power joined the academy at the age of eight and captained each age group along the way. Breaking into the first team at 18, the versatile midfielder made 127 appearances for Rovers and picked up 31 goal contributions during his time there.

Seeing relegation to League Two, Power joined Wigan, where he won two League One titles in three years with the Latics. Making the switch to Sunderland on loan in the summer of 2018, the Englishman made his move permanent mid-season and signed a two-and-a-half-year contract.

Going on to feature 137 times for the Black Cats, Power rejoined Wigan and spent the last two seasons with the League One club, where he witnessed promotion and relegation.

A Move To The Middle East?

With 12 seasons of experience in the EFL, Powers’ time in English football may soon end. Despite numerous offers from Championship and League One sides, Power is understood to have agreed terms with Saudi team Al-Oadsiah. Managed by fellow Liverpudlian Robbie Fowler, the recent influx of moves to the Middle East has taken the footballing world by storm and could soon have Power joining them.

Writer’s View

Max Power has been a great servant for Wigan, with 244 appearances and three league titles to his name. With frustration growing over the last 12 months due to the club’s financial problems, I’m not surprised the midfielder has taken the opportunity for a new adventure.

While it may be shocking to see the consistent performer move to Saudi, with a history of spending two to three years at clubs, this likely won’t be the last we see of Power in the Football League. 

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