Why Celtic should target Swansea City's "excellent" Jamal Lowe; a potential Edouard replacement
In need of striking reinforcements, Swansea City marksman Jamal Lowe could be the perfect acquisition to kick-off the summer rebuild at Celtic.
Odsonne Edouard looks certain to leave Parkhead next window, leaving big shoes to fill as Celtic look to reclaim the Scottish Premiership title next season.
Lowe has been on fire in the Sky Bet Championship for the Welsh side, whilst he was previously linked with the Hoops last August [Wigan Today].
Capable of playing centrally or on the left-hand side of attack, his pace would seriously trouble defences in Scotland. Enjoying a rapid rise from non-league football to England’s second-tier, he has converted nine goals in 37 games this campaign [Transfermarkt].
Praising his mentality, his boss Steve Cooper stated: “In terms of performance levels I think he’s been excellent all season, but what a sign of resilience to keep going” [NewsChain]. At a club of the stature of Celtic, having the determination to recover from adversity is paramount to success.
Lowe has recently thrived as an out-and-out striker
Affording Lowe high praise, the Jamaican international only scored two goals in his first 18 playing through the middle after switching to striking duties permanently. Following this, the former Wigan Athletic man went on to register seven goals in seven fixtures [Transfermarkt].
Ultimately, modern-day strikers perform functions beyond finishing chances. Viewed as a team player at Swansea City, he would become a real out-ball for Celtic in pressurised situations.
In difficult away contests such as trips to Ibrox or Pittodrie, Lowe could be the perfect lynchpin to flip defensive situations into counter attacks.
Celtic enjoy the majority of possession in most games, though have lacked the penetrative power to expose opposition backlines in 2020/21.
Offering something different, the 26-year-old should be an option in the upcoming transfer window for Celtic. With a contract that expires in two years’ time, it would be interesting to see what Swansea value him at.