Blackburn Rovers midfielder and captain Jason Lowe has rejected a move to Turkey, according to Sunday’s print edition of The Sun.
Lowe, 25, made 49 appearances in all competitions this season for Blackburn, but could not prevent the club from suffering relegation to League One on goal difference.
The midfielder’s contract expires at the end of this season and with clubs interested, it looks as though Lowe could be leaving Blackburn this summer after 14 years at the club. If Lowe wants to stay with Blackburn, he will have to take a pay-cut.
Lowe made his senior debut for Blackburn back in January 2011 and made his Premier League debut a week later against Chelsea. In March of the same year, he joined Oldham Athletic on loan until the end of the season. He finished the loan spell having scored two goals in seven games.
Lowe went on to become a key player for Blackburn in the 2011-12 season, making 37 appearances as the club were relegated from the Premier League. Most of these appearances came at right-back, despite Lowe being primarily a midfielder.
Making 196 appearances altogether for Blackburn, Lowe has only ever really been out of the team due to injury. He has spent this season playing in midfield more often than not, with Ryan Nyambe emerging at right-back. However, he has also filled in as a centre-back in certain games this season, due to an injury crisis in defence.
With Lowe having been at Blackburn since 2003, fans would be sorry to see him leave this summer. Suffering relegation to League One at the weekend, Blackburn Rovers are becoming almost unrecognisable under the ownership of Venky’s.