According to The Daily Mail, Everton have made an enquiry about Hull City youngster Keane Lewis-Potter.
As per the report, Frank Lampard has a long list of transfer targets he will be hoping to sign in order to avoid another relegation scrap next season, and the Toffees will need to compete with West Ham United, who are also suggested to be interested in Lewis-Potter this summer.
Lampard hasn’t had the easiest career as a manager so far after being sacked by Chelsea and taking on the difficult challenge of keeping Everton up last season, however, he has been successful at developing young players so he would love to sign Lewis-Potter.
The former Chelsea boss had a hand in the development of Reece James, Mason Mount, Tariq Lamptey and Armando Broja to name a few of the young players who are excelling after being given their start with Lampard, and Lewis-Potter could be added to the long list of his successful developments if he signs for Everton this summer.
The 21-year-old attacker was hailed a “special talent” and dubbed “quick” by Grant McCann, with the Hull City boss signing the praises of his player;
“The kid’s a special talent. Wherever we play him across that frontline, he’ll create and score goals. He can be anything he wants to be. He’s quick, he’s getting stronger. If you see him physically now compared to where he was this time last year, he’s head and shoulders above in terms of his physique. He’s got all the tools to be anything he wants.”
Last season Lewis-Potter scored 12 goals, delivered three assists and created seven big chances, as well as made an average of 1.1 key passes, 1.1 clearances and won 3.4 duels per game over 46 Championship appearances, proving that he is effective in both offensive and defensive play.
Not only is the £15m forward displaying his many talents, but he also offers diversity in his positioning and can comfortably cover the attacking midfield and left-wing, two areas that Everton may need to strengthen this summer, especially with speculation that Richarlison may leave Goodison Park this summer.
With that being said, the signing of Lewis-Potter would be a major coup and a great piece of business for Farhad Moshiri as the youngster can offer a diverse set of skills and is versatile in his positioning, something that would be highly valued in the current Everton squad ahead of next season.