West Ham United tipped to battle for £12m-rated in-demand starlet striker

A Championship forward is said to be attracting the attention of West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur.

The Championship is often the starting point for many future football stars and it would appear that Hull City has paved the way for another rising talent.

Keane Lewis-Potter, who has recently earned a call-up for the England’s Under-21s side, is said to be on the radar of a number of Premier League clubs, as his impressive performances in the second tier continue to see him garner admirers.

The 21-year-old joined the Tigers’ academy aged 14. Seven years on, Lewis-Potter has been introduced to his first international camp and will be dreaming of a senior squad call-up in the future, while a host of top flight teams ponder a move for the youngster.

So who is Keane Lewis-Potter and who is likely to seal the deal this summer?

Keane Lewis-Potter

Lewis-Potter was born in Kingston upon Hull and was first approached by Hull City when he was around nine years old after appearing in Sunday League matches.

It was not until the young forward was 14 that he signed up with the academy.

Lewis-Potter has gone from strength to strength, breaking into the senior side as a teenager and making over 100 appearances for Hull since 2019.

Lewis-Potter takes on Festy Ebosele, February 2022
Lewis-Potter takes on Festy Ebosele, February 2022
Lewis-Potter takes on Festy Ebosele, February 2022

The starlet has made 39 Championship appearances so far this season, scoring eight goals and securing three assists in what has been an arduous campaign for Hull overall.

Whoscored.com has given the forward an overall rating of 6.81.

Who is likely to seal the deal?

Brentford FC have been the closest side in recent months to make moves to sign the forward.

The west London club were reportedly close to signing Lewis-Potter for more than £12 million in January and the noise from the Bees has brought other top flight sides to the party.

The Daily Mail reported in January that Brentford had a bid rejected for the then 20-year-old in the summer after they had failed to sign Brennan Johnson from Nottingham Forest.

The same outlet is now suggesting that Lewis-Potter is attracting interest from both Spurs and West Ham.

Amid apparent interest from such high profile clubs, Brentford could now struggle to land their long-term target.

With Lewis-Potter now working within the England youth camp, Hull City may have high hopes that this will increase their forward’s price tag ahead of the summer transfer window.

What does Lewis-Potter want?

When asked about his plans after the summer, Lewis-Potter has said: “Interest is definitely flattering. But it is about concentrating on my football at Hull at the minute and see where that can take me.

“You look in the past and see players like Mason Mount, Ben White and many more who played in the Championship and gone to the Premier League.

“Jarrod (Bowen) started there and is at West Ham. There are so many talented lads in the EFL who will make that step up.”