By Dean White

21st Jan, 2022 | 8:10am

Hull braced for bids for Keane Lewis-Potter, West Ham in pursuit of wonderkid

Hull City are braced for bids for young forward Keane Lewis-Potter amid interest from West Ham, according to The Sun.

The newspaper reported via their live blog [20 January, 06:02pm] that Brentford are ramping up their pursuit of the 20-year-old attacker, who’s also being pursued by West Ham, Tottenham, Southampton and Leicester.

It is understood that Hull want over £8million for Lewis-Potter after rejecting a bid of that amount for him in the summer.

One of the future – and for the present

West Ham have not signed any new players this month and while it may be hard to sign Lewis-Potter from Hull, it could be a worthwhile deal.

Lewis-Potter plays in a number of different positions in the attack.

He’s made 28 appearances in all competitions this season for Hull, scoring six goals and supplying four assists.

According to transfermarkt, he’s made most of those appearances on the left-wing but has also played up front as a striker and even featured at times on the right-wing.

As quoted by the Hull Daily Mail on 20 December, Hull City boss Grant McCann waxed lyrical about the Humberside-born ace.

“His performance level was outstanding whatever side he played on and the lad’s getting better and better, he’s playing with real confidence.”

He added: “I see Keane every day, his attitude to work, learn and to be coached and then his ability, his pace, his power and his finishing and technical ability is top drawer.”

Lewis-Potter could add a serious amount of depth to the West Ham attack and also be someone whose value will go up and up as the years go by.

He can play a role in the then and the now.

Plus, the last signing we made from Hull hasn’t done too badly, has he?

In other West Ham news, Simon Jordan blasted Jim White’s sources after a major Hammers story was broken on talkSPORT.

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