Hull City winger Keane Lewis-Potter could be set for a January switch to the Premier League as he has emerged on the radar of Southampton, according to The Sun.
The Tigers academy graduate emerged onto the scene in 2019 for the senior side as a teenager, scoring twice in the Championship before playing a key role under Grant McCann in the club’s promotion back to the second tier last season.
Playing on the left flank, Lewis-Potter scored 13 League One goals in 43 appearances in the previous campaign and despite Hull not being at their best so far this season, the 20-year-old has been one of the rare shining lights in the early stages.
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A man of the match display on the opening day of the season against Preston North End saw Lewis-Potter score and assist a goal in a 4-1 success, and he duly netted his second of the season yesterday against Sheffield United – although it was merely a consolation.
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The Sun report that Saints scout Martyn Glover watched Lewis-Potter last week with a view to making a transfer move for the exciting talent in January, and with Hull’s transfer business restricted after taking out a loan they may need to cash in on the winger.
Hull have really struggled so far on their return to the Championship, and noise is swirling again about a potential Turkish takeover of the club.
The Tigers weren’t able to spend a penny in transfer fees over the summer, and they may still be under the same embargo by the time January rolls around.
They’re in a strong enough position when it comes to Lewis-Potter with it running until the summer of 2023 with an optional extension, but Premier League interest can be a real head-turner.
With Lewis-Potter being the clear stand-out talent of the side, it’s hardly a surprise to see clubs like Southampton taking a keen interest and if they flash some of the cash that they managed to recoup from the sale of Danny Ings then the Allam family could be tempted to sell for the right price.