An update has emerged regarding Southampton’s interest in Hull City winger Keane Lewis-Potter.
According to The Sun, Southampton are keeping tabs on the 20-year-old as they consider a swoop for the youngster.
The report claims that Saints are currently scouting his performances, with Hull potentially willing to sell him in the January transfer window.
Martin Semmens must now sanction a January swoop for Lewis-Potter to bolster Southampton’s squad. The fans would love it as it could prove to be a shrewd piece of business in the long-term, with the Hull starlet only 20 years old.
Lewis-Potter has registered two goals and one assist in the Championship this season, whilst he also scored in the Carabao Cup against Wigan. This is after he managed 13 goals and five assists in League One as Hull were promoted out of the third tier in 2020/21, showing that he was able to produce regular despite his young age.
A move to the Premier League would represent another step up for him, but at the age of 20 he still has plenty of time to develop and fulfill his potential. Last year, Hull manager Grant McCann hailed the midfielder as a special talent and backed him to keep improving and progressing as a player.
He said: “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.
“With young players you need to keep on at them. They need to keep understanding what’s expected on an everyday level. We’ve got good staff around here to help Keano keep progressing.”
That is why Saints fans would love this deal as the club would be investing in a young player who has already shown potential at senior level. Lewis-Potter has scored goals in League One and the Championship and scouts will continue to track his progress between now and January, which could give a better indication as to whether or not he would be coming in to play at St Mary’s or go back out on loan.
What happens in the short-term is not as important as the long-term planning, though. Saints fans will surely love that Semmens is trying to iron out a plan for the future by bringing in talented prospects who could become key players further down the line, which is why he must secure a deal for Lewis-Potter.