According to reports, West Ham are now in pole position to sign Hull City starlet Keane Lewis-Potter this summer.
The Lowdown: Lewis-Potter profiled
As per the Tigers’ official website, the forward first joined their academy at the age of just 14 and has worked his way up through the ranks with the Championship outfit, having progressed through both the U18s and U23s sides before penning his first professional contract in 2018.
The 21-year-old now has just 12 months remaining on his current deal under Shota Arveladze, but his impressive performances last season appear to have caught the eye of the Irons, who were credited with an interest in the winger last month.
The Latest: West Ham in pole position
In a new article published by 90min, it’s claimed that West Ham are the ‘current frontrunners’ and ‘considered favourites’ to sign Lewis-Potter.
It’s stated that the youngster is also on the radar of fellow top-flight rivals Brentford, alongside newly-relegated Watford, but that both of those clubs have ‘had bids rejected’ and ‘turned down’ by Hull.
The report continues to say that the Irons are long-term admirers of the talented prospect, with sources confirming to the website that the club are ‘still interested in pursuing a deal’, despite the fact that nothing official has yet been tabled.
The Verdict: Possible Bowen reunion
With David Moyes looking to bolster his attacking ranks to provide backup and competition for Michail Antonio, Lewis-Potter could prove to be the perfect candidate to do just the job.
The England U21 international, who was once described as a “special talent” by ex-Tigers manager Grant McCann, had yet another outstanding campaign in the second-tier, netting 12 goals and registering four assists, as per Transfermarkt.
Should West Ham sign Lewis-Potter?
The Irons will also hold a big advantage in the pursuit of his signature as a result of their target having previously played alongside Jarrod Bowen, so if he puts in a good word for the club, there’s a strong chance we could see a reunion in East London next term.
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