By Joe Ellis

24th Jun, 2022 | 10:10am

West Ham United boosted in Keane Lewis-Potter chase as Brentford bid rejected

Brentford have had a bid for Keane Lewis-Potter rejected to further boost West Ham United’s pursuit of the Hull City winger, according to 90min.

The Tigers had already turned down an approach from recently relegated Watford before the Bees made a bid of their own, only to receive the same treatment.

As a result, West Ham now lead the race to sign the 21-year-old from the MKM Stadium with Brighton, Bournemouth, Southampton, Wolves and Everton all in the hunt.

Lewis-Potter would be the second Hul City winger to move to the London Stadium in the last few years after Jarrod Bowen left Humberside for the capital back in 2020.

The England Under-21 international scored on 12 occasions for the Tigers during the 2021-22 campaign but is now seeking the next step in his career in the Premier League.

No buzz

Whether this is intentional or not is a question only Hull can answer but both the Bees and the Hornets have been turned down now so there must be something about flying insects that Tigers aren’t fond of.

Thankfully for us though, we now have a clear run at signing Lewis-Potter it seems and that should allow us to take our time and sort out the right deal for us, them and the player.

It’s a deal we simply have to make just on the off chance that he turns out like Bowen has and we then have two England-quality wingers in our armoury.

You would think that Moyes might go shopping in the Football League more often given the success of Bowen and previously at the Hammers Aaron Cresswell but he seems more interested in the European market at the moment.

That’s all well and good for a few additions but the homegrown quota of European competitions can creep up on teams so we could do with a regular stream of English players emerging from the lower leagues to help us in that regard.