Jamal Lowe has yet to tell Portsmouth that he wants to leave the club, although there are rumours that he is keen to leave Fratton Park in the summer transfer window, journalist Andrew Moon has reported.
The winger, who moved to Fratton Park from non league Hampton and Richmond in October 2016, has made 55 appearances and scored 15 goals and provided eight assists in League One for Pompey last season, as Kenny Jackett’s side missed out on promotion to the Championship following a play-off semi-final defeat to Sunderland.
Lowe’s own performances, however, may have done enough to earn him a move to the second tier, with Sky Sports reporting last month that Cardiff, Leeds and Wigan are all interested in signing the 25-year-old.
The same outlet has now also claimed that Lowe has told Portsmouth officials that he wants to leave the club, although it now appears that Lowe has not had those discussions just yet, despite the expectation that he is looking for a move away.
With just 12 months remaining on Lowe’s current contract, this summer would be Portsmouth’s last chance to get a fee for the winger, providing he doesn’t sign a new contract at Fratton Park.
It doesn’t seem as though the news the Lowe has yet to tell Portsmouth that he wants to leave the club will be much of a relief for the club’s fans.
The fact that the rumours he wants to leave – whether they have been confirmed to the club or not – continue to linger are only going to encourage clubs linked with Lowe to up their interest in him.
Given the Championship status of the club’s reportedly interested, you can understand why Lowe is keen to make the move away from Fratton Park, having missed out on getting the chance to play with Pompey in the second tier following their play-off disappointment this season.
It seems unlikely therefore that Lowe will sign a new contract with Pompey, so it may be a more sensible move for Portsmouth to cash in while they can.