David Moyes could repeat one of his transfer masterstrokes at West Ham but he may need to act fast as competition heats up…
The Irons have been linked with a January move for Hull City forward Keane Lewis-Potter, who has risen through the ranks at the KCOM Stadium after making his senior debut in November 2019, as per TEAMtalk.
But now Premier League rivals Brentford have registered their interest, according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein this week.
It’s thought that the Bees held talks with the Tigers’ ownership over a potential £8m switch in the closing days of the summer transfer window but a move did not come to fruition with the Championship outfit valuing him at £12m.
The versatile 20-year-old gem can operate on either flank, as well as upfront. He bagged 15 goals on their way to promotion from League One and has since continued that form into the new campaign, finding the net three times.
His skill set and the nature of this move will earn plenty of comparisons to that of Jarrod Bowen, who joined in a £22m move from Hull almost two years ago.
He has since gone onto become an integral part of Moyes’ attack, providing ten goals and 12 assists, whilst also filling in for Michail Antonio up top whenever he’s been absent through injury or suspension.
In some ways, Lewis-Potter has been drafted in and come on leaps and bounds thanks to the void the 24-year-old left behind. And there are several more similarities between the two.
Described as a “special talent” by Tigers boss Grant McCann, the 5 foot 7 dynamo is said to be able to “create and score goals” wherever he’s played in the frontline, as per the club’s official website.
“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,” he added.
If Moyes can beat the Irons’ top-flight rivals to Lewis-Potter’s signature then he deserves his plaudits once again. We’ve seen how well the Bowen move has worked out, so if he feels the young Hull sensation can add more to the squad, then he should be trusted.