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Wigan Athletic Should Look At These Two Players Instead of Jamal Lowe

Wigan are interested in signing Portsmouth attacker Jamal Lowe. After Pompey's play-off disappointment, the club are bracing themselves for bids from a number of clubs for their prized players this summer.

Wigan are interested in signing Portsmouth attacker Jamal Lowe. After Pompey’s playoff disappointment, the club are bracing themselves for bids from a number of clubs for their prized players this summer.

Lowe had a successful season on a personal level, scoring 17 goals, so a potential move to the Championship may tempt him into leaving Fratton Park.

Also, Paul Cook has already signed a couple of his old Portsmouth mates, Kal Naismith and Gary Roberts, why not make it a hat-trick?

Lowe is a very good player, and I’m sure he’d do well in the Championship. He has pace, trickery and an eye for goal, all of which will bring him success in this division, however, there’s a number of things that are putting me off signing him. Should he be a priority when we’ve lost a number of players in other positions and, how much of our transfer budget would he take up. Wigan needs to prioritise this summer and, fill the void spots before they think about adding quality for competition for places purposes.

I estimate Lowe would cost upwards of £2 million and spending that on a position we are already strong in, doesn’t make sense to me. I look at two alternatives that could be signed on free transfers…

Albert Adomah

Adomah was among the eight players released by Aston Villa following their promotion to the Premier League. Although he didn’t feature a great deal last season, I still think he’s a good player at this level. He’s always been somebody I’ve enjoyed watching, purely for his directness and pace.

Wigan could do with signing a couple of quick players this summer, to help us counter-attack when playing away from home. I imagine there’ll be a number of clubs looking to secure his signature, if Wigan isn’t one of those, I’ll be very disappointed.

Yanic Wildschut

I’ve got my tin hat on. I think our fan base are completely 50/50 on whether they would want Wildschut to return. For me, it’s a no brainer. He moved to Norwich to better his career, it didn’t work out, now come home and never gamble with your future again.

No matter what your opinion on him is, you can’t deny he’s unplayable on his day and a real asset to any club. Blistering speed, physicality, end product and he’s FREE. This is a controversial statement, but I’d take him back in a heartbeat.

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