Brentford join West Ham in race to sign Keane Lewis-Potter
London clubs Brentford and West Ham are reportedly likely to battle it out for the services of Hull City striker Keane Lewis-Potter.
According to The Athletic, Brentford are monitoring the services of the 20-year-old after failing to sign him in the summer.
West Ham are also keeping tabs on the young English attacker and could make a move in January, claim TEAMtalk.
The Athletic report suggests that Hull value the player at £12million after he had an impressive 20/21 season for the Tigers, bagging 15 goals in all competitions.
Could look into it
While signing a striker was a priority for the Hammers in the summer, the form of Michail Antonio may have cooled their interest for the time being.
The 31-year-old Jamaica international has started the season strongly and has proven to be a reliable talisman for David Moyes’ side.
However, as he is on the wrong side of 30, he will eventually need replacing and someone like Lewis-Potter may be the perfect option.
He is 11 years younger than Antonio and would not mind playing second-fiddle for a top-half Premier League gunning for back-to-back top-six finishes.
The 20-year-old, who has been billed as an “exciting” talent on the Hull website, knows that if he performs well here he is all but set to take over from Antonio and possibly lead the line for the Hammers for the next decade.
Brentford are the other club interested in him but they’ve got Ivan Toney leading the line for them and he’s only 25 so Lewis-Potter is unlikely to get as much playing time in the future as he will at West Ham.
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