The lowdown: Rise to stardom
A product of the academy at Hull, Lewis-Potter spent time on loan at Bradford PA before returning to the Championship outfit and making a sensational transition into the first-team setup.
Despite his tender years, the 21-year-old has already amassed 121 senior outings for the Yorkshire club, directly contributing to 42 goals and earning England youth international recognition in the process.
Previously heavily indexed to West Ham, now it appears as though Jesse Marsch could be paying close attention to the versatile young attacker…
The latest: Whites’ ‘watching’
As per iNews, Leeds are ‘one of a number of clubs maintaining a watching brief’ on Lewis-Potter.
It’s claimed that the Elland Road hierarchy ‘would not be averse to taking the best players from the Championship’ as Director of Football Victor Orta looks at creative ways in which to improve the options at Marsch’s disposal.
The report also states that the Whites have now ‘moved on’ from Huddersfield midfielder Lewis O’Brien and could instead attempt to bring the talented forward once hailed as a ‘special talent’ who has ‘got all the tools’ by ex-Hull boss Grant McCann.
The verdict: Shrewd move
Capped on four occasions by England at youth level, Lewis-Potter is certainly a player on an upwards trajectory in his career and would likely jump at the challenge of playing his trade in the Premier League in the near future.
Capable of operating in a variety of positions, the Hull-born ace scored 13 times and provided four assists in a breakout 2021/22 campaign whilst playing every single minute of all 46 second-tier fixtures, highlighting outstanding durability that would be welcomed to Marsch’s squad after the injury crisis at Thorp Arch last term.
Valued at £10.8million and under contract until 2023 (Transfermarkt), adding Lewis-Potter to the youthful talents already in situ at Elland Road – such as Sam Greenwood, Charlie Cresswell and Joe Gelhardt – would be a wholly viable and worthwhile venture for Andrea Radrizzani and Co.
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