By George Overhill

27th Jan, 2022 | 7:10am

West Ham face losing out on Keane Lewis-Potter to Spurs loan-back bid

Hull City will require a fee of around £15million for Keane Lewis-Potter amid West Ham interest and a new approach from Tottenham, according to David Anderson.

The journalist’s employer, The Mirror has quoted the fee as the level that the new Hull owner Acun Ilicali would have to receive to tempt him into selling a player he does not want to lose.

And the reporter himself has learnt that The Hammers face strong competition from Spurs who are hoping to secure the 20-year-old now by loaning him back to The Tigers, in the hope this will soften the blow of losing him.

In a post on his personal Twitter account, Anderson said: “Tottenham preparing a buy and loan back offer for Hull’s exciting 20-year-old winger Keane Lewis-Potter. West Ham, Brentford and Leicester are also keen.”

Brentford reportedly failed in an £8million bid for the winger in the summer.

Exciting prospect

The young English winger is a hot prospect who has been tipped as Premier League ready, so it is no surprise that a host of top-tier clubs are queueing up to sign him.

The Hull City youth team coach Craig Fagan told The Athletic that he plays like former Chelsea star Eden Hazard, with a low centre of gravity, and said: “I’ve seen some players that are playing in the Premier League now who I don’t believe are as good as Keane is.”

Primarily a left-winger who cuts in on his right foot he would be a highly attractive option to play across from the current man of the moment at the London Stadium, Jarrod Bowen, who does the same thing on the other flank.

The Irons’ English star is a key player in this situation as his past and future is highly relevant.

Not only would David Moyes and the fans love to see the two wide men playing on opposite wings, but with Bowen known to be interesting Liverpool (Liverpool Echo), a potential replacement in the creative department would be important if he left.

Bowen of course blazed the trail that Lewis-Potter potentially could follow by moving from The Tigers to East London, and has developed massively.

Fagan told The Athletic that Lewis-Potter is more athletic and has more tricks than his predecessor.

This could entice the player into being interested in a move, but conversely make the club more reluctant, as the damage it did to lose their star man previously was considerable according to The Athletic.

£15million is certainly not beyond David Moyes as Naveh Solhekol reported last week on Sky Sports that money was available, and it might be worth putting in a strong bid now to head off interest from Tottenham.

In other West Ham news, Frank McAvennie has sent a message to the owners over transfer business.