By Andrew Maddox

23rd Jun, 2022 | 6:10pm

West Ham United lead race to sign Keane Lewis-Potter despite late Watford bid - report

West Ham are currently the most likely destination for Hull City star Keane Lewis-Potter, according to Toby Cudworth.

The 90min journalist shared that the Irons are leading the race despite Watford making a bid for the winger that has been knocked back by the Yorkshire club.

The 21-year-old winger has been a sensation at Hull for the last two seasons, racking up 33 goal contributions in 79 league appearances.

Speaking on the latest episode of Talking Transfers for 90min, Cudworth dropped the latest with many clubs appearing to be in the race for the young wonder.

“Keane Lewis-Potter on the radar of a number of clubs, Brentford among others,” he said.

“West Ham, we understand, are still heading the chase for him. Watford, incidentally have also come in for him, and have had a bid turned down.

“But, West Ham, are very much pushing for him.”

West Ham should be all over this

Lewis-Potter is one of England’s brightest young stars, having nailed down a starting berth at Hull since he was a teenager.

He is predominantly a left-winger but can play on the right as well as attacking midfield and shadow striker if needed.

Fans might be concerned at his lack of creativity, having grabbed just four assists last season, but they need only look at the last player to join from Hull with that profile.

Jarrod Bowen was a high-scoring winger with low assist numbers, grabbing just four assists in his last full season at Hull.

While Bowen scored 10 more goals in his final season at Hull than Lewis-Potter last season, he played in a much better team.

Hull spent much of the 2018/19 season chasing the play-offs before tailing off into 13th, while they finished 19th last season.

Despite being in a worse team, Lewis-Potter put up very comparable numbers to Bowen in 2018/19, and they could join up with each other next season.

According to FBRef, he attempted almost exactly the same number of shots per 90 minutes with a very similar number going on target.

His conversion rate was only 8% below Bowen’s and got the same number of goals per shot on target per 90 minutes. Knowing how Bowen has blossomed since his move to the London Stadium, David Moyes should make a deal for Lewis-Potter a priority.