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Brentford join West Ham in transfer chase for Championship player



Brentford are another side that look likely to renew their interest in Keane Lewis-Potter in the next transfer window, according to The Athletic.

The youngster has impressed many with his showings in both League One last year and in the Championship this season too – so much so that he now has two Premier League outfits desperate to try and secure his signature.

At the end of last week, it was reported that West Ham would be considering a move to bring the attacker into the Premier League. Now, it looks like they’ll face competition for the player from newly-promoted Brentford.

The Bees have a knack for spotting good talent for relatively cheap and their model has worked wonders in the past and it’s now seemingly led them to Lewis-Potter. These reports from The Athletic suggest that a bid was launched for the Hull City man back in the summer but a move never materialised.

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Why it didn’t came largely down to the asking price, with Brentford prepared to offer up to £8m as a fee for the youngster but Hull wanting slightly more. The Tigers wanted any deal to be worth around £12m, which is more than the Premier League side were prepared to pay at the time..

Interest in him hasn’t cooled though and they look set to test the waters again in the winter transfer window – only this time, things won’t be quite as straightforward, as they’ll have to fight off West Ham to land their man.

The Verdict

There is no doubting that Keane Lewis-Potter is a talent worth keeping an eye on. He’s took everything in his stride so far, lighting up League One with his goals and assists and then easily making the leap up to the Championship.

Last season, he looked one of the most exciting prospects in the entire third tier. This campaign, he looks like one of Hull City’s main and most promising attacking outlets.

It’s no wonder then that teams from higher up the pyramid are sniffing around the forward. Brentford would be a good move for him, as the Bees have a proven track record of giving talent a chance to shine and improving them vastly.

The asking price may be steep but if the Bees can match it and sort out a deal, it could be a good deal for both parties. The Premier League side would be getting another talent they can mould and potentially turn into a top-level player, while Hull would be getting a significant amount of cash.

Writer for Football League World.

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