Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett has cooled speculation surrounding star-man Jamal Lowe, insisting that the club have received “no bids” for the attacker, after speaking to Portsmouth News.
The 24-year old has been influential for Pompey this season – scoring eleven goals and producing three assists for the League One table toppers.
Reports had recently emerged that Sky Bet Championship quartet Nottingham Forest, West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough and Leeds United are also interested in signing the playmaker, with the latter reportedly making an offer to sign the exciting attacker.
But speaking after Pompey’s thrilling, late 1-0 win at Norwich City in the F.A Cup on Saturday afternoon, Jackett insisted that the club have received “no bids” for Lowe, also stating that it would be “tough” for Pompey to sell their star players given the position they currently find themselves in.
“There’s been no offers and no enquiries – quite frankly, where we are it would be tough to be selling players in this window and to be convinced to do it in the position we’re in.”
“We’re a well-run club and there’s no pressure whatsoever to sell for financial reasons.”
Leeds are in the market for a playmaker after the shock departure of Samu Saiz to Getafe – the Whites currently sit at the top of the Sky Bet Championship table, but their gap to the play-off places has dropped to four points after two successive defeats.
This is a huge blow for Leeds as well as the likes of Forest, Albion and Middlesbrough.
There are often some players in League One who fail to make the step up to the Championship, but Lowe is definitely capable of doing so. He can play anywhere across the front-line and has contributed to so many goals this season.
Leeds need a type of player like Lowe, and it’s a huge blow if they don’t sign him.