EFL expert Ali Maxwell has predicted Hull City forward Keane Lewis-Potter will move to a Premier League club in the upcoming window – with Brentford, Tottenham, and West Ham United all reportedly keen.
Lewis-Potter’s exploits in the Championship this season have seen him scoop three club awards – Supporters’ Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Player of the Year.
The 21-year-old has not missed a single game for the Tigers and bagged 13 goals alongside four assists as they established themselves in the second tier with a 19th-place finish.
There have been regular links to the Premier League over the past few years but, on the Sky Sports website, Maxwell has predicted this could be the window he departs.
Asked which EFL player was most likely to secure a top-flight move, he said: “Keane Lewis-Potter from Hull has been linked with West Ham and Brentford.
“He scored 12 goals this season and is very versatile. He can play wide left in a three, he’s played wing-back at times and can play upfront as well, just like Jarrod Bowen – I think he will follow suit.”
Lewis-Potter still has a year left on his deal, with a further one-year club extension, and Hull coach Shota Arveladze has admitted that financial factors could influence where he plays his football next term.
Maxwell is right to pick out Lewis-Potter as a player likely to leave the Championship in favour of the Premier League this summer.
With the likes of Brentford, West Ham, and Spurs circling, you do feel it will be hard for the Tigers to keep hold of him on the back of another impressive season.
It really does seem like only a matter of time before he makes the step up from the second tier and Arveladze’s comments indicate that offers will be considered this summer.
The success that Bowen has had in the top flight after his move from the MKM Stadium is likely to make the clubs in pursuit more determined to get a deal done and it’s no surprise that West Ham are reportedly the frontrunners.