View: What can Keane Lewis-Potter bring to West Ham?
West Ham have been heavily linked with Hull City’s starman Keane Lewis-Potter in recent weeks [ExWHUemployee] after a productive Championship season for the 21-year-old.
Lewis-Potter has 12 goals and three assists for the Tigers in the second tier after flourishing in League One last season.
If the young forward did make the switch to the London Stadium, he would be looking to emulate Jarrod Bowen, who also made the switch from Humberside to the capital.
Much like Bowen, Lewis-Potter is a player who is keen to take players on at every opportunity.
According to Wyscout, the 21-year-old has the fourth highest number of attempted dribbles in the Championship with 259.
Lewis-Potter has starred in a Hull side that has struggled this season.
Operating primarily on the left flank, the winger will drift inside looking to take up more central positions, like Bowen does for the Hammers.
The 21-year-old has an XG of 0.21 which is almost identical to his actual output of 0.25 goals per 90.
This is a promising statistic for West Ham fans.
Lewis-Potter will continually put himself into promising goalscoring positions and hasn’t dramatically overperformed in front of goal.
This suggests that there is plenty of development still to come from the young forward and this season was not a one off
Lewis-Potter fits the mould of West Ham’s current attackers behind the main striker.
The Hull City man has a 76% pass accuracy rate, suggesting that he could also play as a more central attacking player behind the number nine.
Being able to carve open a defence with one accurate pass could well be what West Ham need.
At 21 he has plenty of years to develop ahead of him.
If this signing does come to fruition it is one that should excite West Ham fans greatly.
They could have the next Bowen on their hands.
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