Wolves are one of several Premier League clubs said to be interested in signing Hull City attacker Keane Lewis-Potter; and if he makes the move to Molineux, he could be Bruno Lage’s own version of Jarrod Bowen.
According to 90min, the England under-21 international is attracting interest from Brentford, Brighton, Bournemouth, Southampton, West Ham and Wolves this summer after his impressive campaign with the Tigers in the Championship. The Bees are understood to have already lodged a £20m bid.
After helping Hull to the League One title in the 2020/21 season, Lewis-Potter was instrumental once again as Shota Arveladze’s side comfortably retained their Championship status last term. The winger contributed an impressive 12 goals and three assists in 46 appearances, averaging a solid 6.82 rating from WhoScored for his performances.
Unsurprisingly, Lewis-Potter has drawn plenty of comparisons with former Hull winger Bowen, who has gone from strength to strength since signing for West Ham in January 2020, recently earning a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad after a superb campaign.
Reports have suggested that, if the 25-year-old were to leave West Ham, David Moyes’ side could demand as much as £75m, which would represent a huge profit on the £20m that they paid to sign him from the Tigers two-and-a-half years ago.
Former Hull manager Grant McCann was full of praise for the 21-year-old in 2020, saying: “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.”
Given that Wolves often struggled to score goals last season, netting just 38 in as many Premier League matches, attacking reinforcements should be a priority for Lage this summer.
If Lewis-Potter can fulfil his potential at Molineux and follow a similar trajectory to Bowen, then he would surely prove to be an excellent signing for the Old Gold, so they should definitely look at bringing him in – particularly given Brentford’s reported bid.