By Saikat Mandal

22nd May, 2022 | 2:00pm

West Ham set to battle Leicester to sign Keane Lewis-Potter - report

West Ham are looking to sign Hull City’s “rising star” Keane Lewis-Potter, but face strong competition from Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

According to The Sunday People (May 22, page 51), the Tigers face a “major battle” to keep hold of Lewis-Potter.

They have set an asking price of £15 million, and understand that several Premier League clubs are waiting to pounce on him.

Fantastic talent

The 21-year-old is a fantastic young talent, and David Moyes is a keen admirer.

He has enjoyed a superb campaign, managing 12 goals that helped keep Hull City safe in the Championship.

His impressive form hasn’t gone unnoticed, with several Premier League clubs now vying for his signature.

Moyes has personally checked up on the starlet. The Hammers boss feels that he has the potential to follow in the footsteps of Jarrod Bowen.

The summer transfer window is going to be absolutely vital for the Hammers. The club need to bolster on several areas, including the attacking department.

Moyes has previously signed players from the Championship who have excelled under him, and he is looking to repeat a similar trick.

Lewis-Potter looks a cracking young talent. The Hammers spent around £18m to sign Bowen back in 2020, and they have a brilliant opportunity once again to get Lewis-potter at a reasonable price.

Leicester City are known for signing young talents and they are in the mix as well. Moyes can tempt him with the offer him European football plus regular football to move to the London Stadium in the summer.

In other West Ham news, a football finance expert has made a mammoth £200m Hammers claim amid recent speculation.

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