West Ham have been a powerhouse in the Premier League over the course of the last season or so and look set to try and bolster their squad even more with the addition of Keane Lewis-Potter, according to TEAMTalk.
The youngster has been one of the more impressive players at Hull both last year when they were promoted from League One and in the second tier this campaign too.
Despite being just 20-years of age, he is well regarded at Hull by the club and its fans and has already proven he is well capable of bagging goals on a regular basis.
With four goal contributions to his name already (and a rate of 0.40 goals or assists per 90) he’s easily been one of the more productive players in the Tigers squad this season so far and the talent is there for all to see.
Here then are THREE reasons why it’s no surprise West Ham want to sign Keane Lewis-Potter.
Already a proven EFL goalscorer
Lewis-Potter may not be setting the world alight like Ivan Toney did in the Championship last year and he may not be a proven goalscorer in the Premier League but there is absolutely no question that the forward knows where the back of the net is.
Despite playing all across the forward line, he’s been their top goalscorer so far this campaign with two goals. In a side that does deploy strikers more centrally and that does have more experienced options in a forward role, for the 20-year-old to be topping the scoring ranks it’s no mean feat. That’s also including the fact that Hull, as a side, are struggling so far this campaign and are lurking in the relegation places.
With a lot of his team struggling, Lewis-Potter is managing to provide a spark in attack and produce the goods to try and get some valuable points on the board. Last year he was an asset too, as he bagged 13 goals in League One. The boy may be young but he’s already proven he has that clinical finishing touch. The jump up to the Premier League may be difficult but he certainly has the potential to manage given time in the league.
He’s young with plenty of potential to improve
We can’t disregard the player’s age either. At just 20-years-old, he’s been thrust into regular Championship action and has taken to it like a duck to water.
He hasn’t looked out of place too often and that’s a credit to the forward. At such a tender age, you would think the pressure of regular second tier action might take its toll at some point but Lewis-Potter has thrived.
If you watch him in action, he often plays with a talent that belies his age. His vision and finishing can sometimes make him look like he’s an experienced pro, so if anyone can have the potential to get even better with age and with more games under his belt, it’s him.
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He could be a cheap option for West Ham
Prices are rising in the transfer market and English players especially can find themselves having a more inflated price-tag but Lewis-Potter could prove to be a relatively cheap option for West Ham.
Although not a proper indicator of the money that would be demanded for the player, Transfermarkt has his value at just £540,000. Even if Hull wanted double or triple that amount for one of their brightest young talents, it would be mere pocket change to a side like West Ham.
When millions and millions of pounds are being spent on talent from all across the globe, if Hull decided they wanted even £2m for the youngster, it would be a very cheap option for the club that would have the potential to pay off in a big way. With the talent Lewis-Potter possesses, that fee could get even higher in a few years – so it would be a smart investment from West Ham.