Leeds United, Wigan Athletic and Cardiff City have been told by Portsmouth that they need to pay £2m to sign Jamal Lowe according to a report from Sky Sports News.
The 24-year-old winger was one of the stars of the season for Portsmouth this year, being a key reason why they made it into the Sky Bet League One play-offs. He scored 17 goals this season and this led him to be voted as the 30th Best Player in the EFL in our annual Top 50 Players Countdown. But with Portsmouth failing to get promoted after losing in the play-off semi-finals to Sunderland and with Lowe only having 12 months left on his contract, there is a risk they might lose him this summer.
And that’s where Leeds, Wigan and Cardiff are stepping in to try and sign Lowe. They have been impressed with the way Lowe has played this season and think he could get even better with his young age. Leeds need a spark if they want to get over the line and get promoted next season after coming so close this season, Wigan want some game changers who’ll push them up the Sky Bet Championship table while Cardiff want players who can quickly return them to the Premier League.
And all would be happy to pay the fee that Portsmouth have valued Lowe at. They have told the interested parties that they would sell him for £2m. With Lowe likely to get even better if given the chance, all of these teams would jump at the chance to get him for such a low fee compared to other top players being sold this summer.