It’s recently been reported by TEAMtalk that Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough are both keeping tabs on Crawley Town’s Bez Lubala heading into the January transfer window.
The 21-year-old has only been with the League Two club since the summer, after opting not to renew his contract with Birmingham City.
It’s safe to say that he’s certainly made the right decision as well, with Lubala starting this year’s league campaign strongly, with Crawley currently sat 17th in the League Two table.
In our latest FLW Spotlight, we look into Lubala’s statistics from this season in more detail, and see whether he would be a good addition for either Middlesbrough or Sheffield Wednesday.
Lubala has featured in all but one of Crawley’s games this season, so it’s clear to see that he’s rated highly by Reds boss Gabriele Cioffi.
He’s repaid the confidence shown in him by Cioffi as well, as he already has eight goals to his name in all competitions which will be pleasing to see for their summer signing.
Lubala would have been keen to hit the ground running with his new club, and he’s certainly done that and will be keen to add to that goal tally as the season progresses.
The forward is a tricky player to come up against as well with Lubala being fouled 36 times already, but Crawley will be hoping that he can stay fit for the remainder of this year’s league campaign.
The Reds are currently sat 17th in the league table, and will know that they could be heavily reliant on Lubala’s goals to keep them clear of the dreaded drop zone in the fourth tier.
He has a pass accuracy of 71.1% which means that the forward has made 325 accurate passes so far this season, which is certainly a positive for any potential suitors.
Lubala has also made 16 accurate crosses, as well as winning 24 aerial duels, which show that he has different attributes in his locker that could come in useful as the season heads into the festive period.
It remains to be seen as to whether Sheffield Wednesday or Middlesbrough’s interest will result in a formal bid being made, but both teams could do with a striker of Lubala’s quality in their team.
Middlesbrough in particular could raise their interest in the young forward, as they’re currently suffering from somewhat of an injury crisis at the moment, as well as struggling in their battle to avoid relegation in the Championship this term.