West Ham United are ‘set to open talks’ with Hull City over winger Keane Lewis-Potter ahead of a proposed summer transfer, claims The Athletic’s Roshane Thomas.
The Lowdown: Lewis-Potter’s season
The 21-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic breakout campaign in the Championship this season, having netted 11 goals in 44 league appearances.
More impressively, he has played the full 90 minutes in every single one of these games.
Unsurprisingly, a number of clubs have expressed their interest in signing the youngster. Brentford had a bid rising to £8m rejected last summer, but following the youngster’s superb form this season, the fee needed will now be much higher.
The Latest: Thomas’s news
Taking to Twitter, Thomas claimed: “West Ham are set to open talks over Hull City winger Keane Lewis-Potter, who is valued at around £18 million.”
In the adjacent article, it is claimed that the Irons are keen to do business with Hull again, following the success they have had with the arrival of Jarrod Bowen in 2020.
The Verdict: Promising talent
Described by former Tigers boss Grant McCann as “a special talent”, it is easy to see why West Ham would be interested in signing what could be a new Bowen.
Current manager Shota Arveladze has backed up these claims, having asserted that the 21-year-old plays “like Overmars”.
Therefore, with such talent available in the Championship, David Moyes should act quickly to secure the youngster’s arrival, perhaps saving some funds compared to buying from Europe’s elite leagues this summer.
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