West Ham United are reportedly considering a January raid on Championship side Hull City for the signing of winger Keane Lewis-Potter.
According to an exclusive report from TEAMtalk, West Ham United are plotting a swoop for Hull City winger Keane Lewis-Potter during the upcoming January transfer window.
Lewis-Potter came through the youth ranks at Hull City and made his first-team debut in 2019 and has since grown into a regular fixture in the side after a short loan stint with non-league side Bradford. To date, the 20-year-old has made 85 appearances for the Tigers, bagging 20 goals and setting up ten more.
The winger has been in good touch in the new season, registering three goals and two assists in 11 games in all competitions so far. That has been enough to catch the attention of West Ham United. As per the report, the Hammers have been keeping a close watch on Hull City ever since they captured Jarrod Bowen in January last year.
Now, they have been impressed by the potential that Lewis-Potter has displayed early in his career with the Championship outfit. West Ham have options out wide in the form of Bowen, Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma while summer signing Nikola Vlasic can also play on the wings if needed.
Nonetheless, Benrahma has looked much more effective playing through the middle as a No. 10 and adding another wide player would allow for more depth and quality at manager David Moyes’ disposal. Considering that they are in the UEFA Europa League and seem to be in a good position to qualify for the knockout stages after the 2-0 win over Rapid Wien on Thursday night.
Someone like Lewis-Potter can thus be a handy addition to the squad for the immediate as well as the long-term, considering that he is just 20 years old and has his entire career in front of him. The Hull City has a contract with the Championship outfit that runs till the summer of 2023, although the Tigers have the option of extending it by another year.
It remains to be seen if Moyes & co. go ahead and make an approach to sign Lewis-Potter during the mid-season trading period in a couple of months’ time or decide to hold off on their interest until the summer.