According to Sky Sports (08:42), Preston North End have agreed personal terms with Wigan Athletic winger Jamal Lowe.
It’s claimed that Preston are now trying to agree a fee with Wigan’s administrators, having found no problems striking a personal agreement with Lowe.
That may be a problem in itself for North End, but there are a couple of other issues – and they come in the form of Millwall and Swansea City.
Both Swansea and Millwall are thought to have agreed terms too, meaning Preston are in a three-way fight for Lowe’s signature, and may have to hope that Lowe wants to stay settled in the North West.
Lowe was left out of Wigan’s 2-1 friendly defeat against Carlisle United ahead of an exit, and North End appear to be one of his potential exit routes.
Lowe, 26, joined Wigan from Portsmouth last summer, and hit six goals and five assists in 46 Championship games.
We mentioned Lowe in our recruitment piece over the weekend, picking him out as a player who can provide dribbling ability and creativity in the final third.
Lowe predominantly played on the right flank for Portsmouth but more on the left for Wigan, whilst he sometimes worked up alongside Kieffer Moore, showing his versatility.
This isn’t the first link with a Wigan player following their financial issues; Kieffer Moore was the first, and then Josh Windass on Friday in a rumour that was quickly shot down.
Given that this is a classic ‘three clubs interested’ piece, we wouldn’t be surprised to see this rumour played down too, but Lowe does tick the boxes for North End.