J-Lowe set to arrive on block as Pompey dream comes true

JAMAL LOWE's professional football dream has come true after joining Pompey.

Friday, 28th October 2016, 7:01 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:39 am
Jamal Lowe

The non-league hot shot has agreed a deal to join the Blues in January from Hampton & Richmond.

Lowe will arrive on an 18-month contract, with Paul Cook having an option to extend that for another year.

The 22-year-old has bagged an outstanding 18 goals from 22 appearances for the National League South side this season.

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Lowe was attracting interest from the likes of Eastleigh as his goalscoring exploits made an impact.

The former Barnet man is now looking to seize his chance to make a mark as a pro.

Lowe will train with Pompey while continuing to play for the Beavers until the new year.

He told hamptonfc.net: ‘I’m buzzing at the moment, since I was a kid I have always wanted to be a professional footballer.

‘Portsmouth are a massive club and I am grateful for the opportunity. I will always be grateful to Hampton for giving me the opportunity to show what I can do.

‘My focus between now and January is to keep my levels of performance up and to score goals, making sure that I leave the club in the best possible position before I move on.’

Hampton & Richmond chairman, Steve McPherson, explained negotiating the move wasn’t a straightforward process.

He said: ‘We are absolutely delighted for Jamal that he has achieved his childhood ambition of signing for a professional club.

‘We thank Portsmouth for the professional way this deal has been managed.

‘It was a tough negotiation, but we had to ensure that all parties achieved what they wanted out of the arrangement and I am comfortable that this objective has been met.’