Journalist Alan Nixon has told his followers that Wigan are closing in on a signing and also that they are interested in a much desired forward.
The Latics are “close” to the signing of midfielder Lewis MacLeod, who left Brentford this summer having been there since 2015.
MacLeod has struggled for first team football since joining the club, and only featured 17 times in the league for Bees last season.
He has only had 41 Championship games for Brentford over three seasons – contributing four goals and six assists – so it is not a surprise he is moving on from the club.
The 25-year-old joined Brentford after being a youth player at Rangers, and has played over 70 games for the club, scoring 16 and assisting 15.
Perhaps more excitingly for Portsmouth fans, the club are allegedly “live” in the chase for Portsmouth attacker Jamal Lowe.
Wigan. Close to a deal for midfielder Lewis MacLeod ex Brentford. And also live in Jamal Lowe chase at Portsmouth.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) July 11, 2019
Jamal Lowe has been a big target for lots of clubs this summer, with Portsmouth reportedly rejecting bids from Wigan and Millwall for the attacker, who scored 17 times last season.
The report suggests bids of around £1.5million were rejected for the 24-year-old, with the club wanting around double that price.
This is good news for Wigan who will be looking to add numbers and depth to their squad as they try and build a side capable of staying in the league next year.
MacLeod hasn’t had much joy since joining Brentford so it is hard to say if he is a Championship standard player; he has been used to filling in when needed and that is still good to have in the squad.
Jamal Lowe could be a great signing for Wigan and would be a great coup for them. Cook is short of a couple of strikers and Lowe would be a great fit considering his physical attributes.
Considering they sold Grigg for around £4million, Lowe should be available for a smaller outlay, so I think it’s a risk worth taking.