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Leeds could forget target Jamal Lowe and turn to academy graduate Mallik Wilks


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Leeds could forget target Jamal Lowe and turn to academy graduate Mallik Wilks

After the heartbreak of losing in the Championship play-off semi-final, attention can now turn to next season for Leeds United and making sure they are ready for another promotion bid.

The Whites are surely only a couple of additions away from getting over the line to the Premier League and one target has already been identified.

According to Sky Sports, the Yorkshire club are keen on attacker Jamal Lowe from League One club Portsmouth.

It is understood that Marcelo Bielsa’s team are ready to battle Cardiff City and Wigan Athletic for his signature.

The report also details that with his Portsmouth contract about to enter its final year, his asking price may be just £2million.

Lowe, 24, has just enjoyed an excellent campaign that saw him score 17 goals and supplying nine assists across all competitions.


He is a right-winger with great pace and trickery, which is why Leeds’ interest makes sense.

But Leeds may not need to spend £2million on him if they decide to invest in one of their own instead.

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Mallik Wilks is a Leeds academy graduate that has spent the season out on loan in League One with  Doncaster Rovers and there are similarities to Lowe.

Wilks, 20, is a versatile attacker that can play anywhere across the frontline and is a major goal threat.

The wide man scored 16 goals and supplied 12 assists in 55 appearances across all competitions for Doncaster.

He is also four years younger than Portsmouth’s Lowe and it may make more sense for Leeds to promote one of their own youngsters next season.

Wilks looks ready to make an impact at Elland Road next season in the first team and perhaps deserves his shot, which should put any plans for Lowe to one side.

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