Reports have emerged this afternoon that Swansea City have submitted a bid for Wigan winger, Jamal Lowe.
Initially broken by The Sun’s Alan Nixon, the news was confirmed by reporters from the BBC and Wales Online. This news comes after it was revealed on Sunday that Swansea were no longer solely reliant on loan deals and free transfers due to new investment from Jake Silverstein, and a fresh cash injection from Swansea’s American owners.
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Lowe, 26, currently plays for one of the EFL’s many crisis clubs – Wigan Athletic. The Latics currently find themselves in financial dire straits after being placed into administration back in July and are looking to sell a number of their key assets in order to raise funds to pay their staff. This is why it is believed that Lowe would be available for much cheaper than his market value, which is something that Swansea will look to take advantage of.
It is believed that a deal worth around the £1m mark could be struck between the two clubs – which would be double the amount that Steve Cooper has spent in his entire reign to date. Even the fact that Swansea are making a bid of any sort for a player provides encouragement for the Jack Army and is a statement of intent from the club, with promotion a real possibility this season if Swansea get their recruitment right, and certainly if they spend some money for extra quality.
As for Lowe – well he proved that he’s more than capable of playing at Championship level last season, as he scored 6 goals and assisted 5 times from either flank as Wigan were relegated to League One. The Londoner proved his goal scoring exploits during his time at Portsmouth in 2018/19, where he scored 17 and assisted 9 in 51 appearances, before earning a £2.5m move to Wigan last summer.
He could potentially be the replacement for Swansea’s star man, Andre Ayew, who is expected to leave the club this summer due to his extortionate wages. All in all, this looks to be a very shrewd piece of business if Swansea can get it over the line, and a statement of intent from the boardroom.