Jamal Lowe can be the man to replace Dwight Gayle’s goals next season

According to Football League World, West Brom are keen on a deal for Portsmouth’s Jamal Lowe. The player has been magnificent for Pompey this season and would more than deserve a deal at a club in a higher division.

What’s the word?

Lowe has been in stunning form for the South Coast side this term, finding himself involved in 23 goals, netting 14 goals and laying on nine assists in League One.

Therefore, it’s no surprise to see him attracting the interest of one of the Championships top clubs.

Per, Football League World, the winger is being closely watched by West Brom who had also shown an interest in the player back in January. However, in the same month, Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett, via Portsmouth.co.uk revealed that they’d not received any offers.

The report on Lowe suggests that Albion are keen on the player regardless of whether the Blues go up. They currently sit in third place in League One so there is a real possibility that they may be playing in the Championship come next season.

Can he replace Gayle?

Given Dwight Gayle is a striker, Lowe wouldn’t be an out and out replacement for the Newcastle loanee. However, the 24-year-old is a creative force and knows where the back of the net is, meaning that if the Toon man wasn’t to seal permanent terms, Lowe would be a shrewd investment instead.

If West Brom get promoted then Gayle would be a foolish signing anyway, especially considering his awful record in the Premier League.

Jay Rodriguez has also been in the goals regularly in 2018/19 and has a good history in the top-flight. As a result, he should be the man enlisted in a central role from next season if James Shan successfully navigates his side through the play-offs.

For large periods of the current campaign, West Brom have played with just one striker with either Gayle or Rodriguez shifted out wide.

But by signing Lowe, they’d be able to develop more consistency in who plays in what position. His record this term meanwhile speaks for itself and provides evidence that he could help replace the goals left behind by Albion’s talisman.