It could be a big summer for Hull City forward Keane Lewis-Potter amid links with a move to Tottenham
The test for the 21-year-old heading into the 2021/22 campaign was to prove his quality against Championship opposition and there’s no doubt he’s passed with flying colours.
Lewis-Potter had torn up League One as the Tigers won the title last term, scoring 15 times and providing six assists, and he’s carried that form into his first full season in the second tier.
With a few games left to play, he’s bagged 10 goals and four assists for Hull – earning an England U21 call-up and links to the Premier League on the way.
Tottenham have been touted as a suitor for some time now and David Pleat was reportedly scouting him on behalf of the north London club during the Tigers’ 2-1 defeat to Millwall on Saturday.
With a year left on his deal and a further 12-month club option, prizing him away from Hull this summer may not be easy but were they to sanction a deal, how would he fit in at Spurs? We’ve taken a look…
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While Lewis-Potter is a left-winger by trade, we’ve seen him have success on the right flank and in attacking midfield this term – highlighting a versatility that should serve him well should he make the move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Antonio Conte has favoured the 3-4-3 formation this season and the 21-year-old would suit one of the wider forward roles in that system well.
Dejan Kulusevski and Heung-Min Son are first choice at the moment and unseating them would be difficult so Lewis-Potter is likely to have to bide his time and compete with the likes of Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn as a backup.
Spurs’ other transfer business should impact how the forward would be used by Conte.
They look likely to make Kulusevski’s loan move permanent in the summer but there have been suggestions that both Moura and Bergwijn could depart, which should mean more opportunities if the Hull player does sign for the Premier League club.
There is always talk of a potential Harry Kane exit and that could see Son shifted into the central striker role meaning Lewis-Potter could take his place on the flanks.
Jack Clarke’s move to Spurs a few years ago may serve as something of a warning to the 21-year-old but he is far more Premier League ready than the former Leeds United winger was and comparisons to Jarrod Bowen are more accurate.
Lewis-Potter would no doubt love to emulate his former teammate and the north London club will be hoping for that sort of impact should they land him.