Jamal Lowe bids rejected - as they would have left Wigan Athletic out of pocket

Wigan Athletic have already rejected two bids for Jamal Lowe - because they would have left the club out of pocket.

Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 7:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 7:52 am
Jamal Lowe in training

Swansea City are the latest club to show interest in Lowe, but it seems unlikely they will be able to recruit him on a cut-price deal.

Latics still owe his former club Portsmouth around £750,000 in unpaid transfer fees.

They are relying on player sales at present to reduce their footballing creditors' debt - of £6.5m - and to pay players' wages.

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Previous offers for Lowe of around the £500,000 mark have been turned down, as it would require Latics to immediately pay the remaining balance of £250,000.

It is not unusual for clubs to pay transfer fees in installments, but outfits exiting administration need to clear their entire football creditors' debt in full first.

The 26-year-old Lowe, who has two years remaining on his deal, scored six goals in 48 Wigan appearances last season.

Lewis Macleod became the latest player from Wigan's 2019-20 squad to secure his future elsewhere. The 26-year-old, who left the club in the summer after his one-year deal expired, has signed for Plymouth Argyle.

Antonee Robinson travelled to Fulham yesterday for a medical while Keiffer Moore (Cardiff), Joe Gelhardt (Leeds), Alfie Devine (Spurs), Jensen Weir (Brighton) and Daniel Gyollai (Peterborough) have left.

Out-of-contract Leon Balogun (Rangers) and Chey Dunkley (Sheffield Wednesday) have also moved on while manager Paul Cook resigned.