West Ham are in the race to sign Hull City starlet Keane Lewis-Potter in January but we could face competition from Tottenham for his signature.
That’s according to a report from The Times who claim that we could be set to battle it out with Tottenham Hotspur for the talented youngster.
Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to bolster his attacking ranks at the London Stadium this month. The same can be said of Spurs manager Antonio Conte at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Both London clubs are battling it out for a place inside the Champions League spots this season.
And West Ham and Tottenham could be set for a battle off the pitch as well in the January transfer window…
West Ham to battle Tottenham for January signing?
The Times claim that the Hammers and Spurs both want to sign Hull starlet Keane Lewis-Potter in the January window.
Lewis-Potter is a really bright young talent. He has bagged five goals and four assists in 26 Championship outings for Hull so far this season (Transfermarkt).
Last season, he racked up 13 goals and six assists in 43 league games (Transfermarkt).
Hull boss Grant McCann recently described the talented 20-year-old as an ‘excellent player’ (Hull’s official website).
The young star most plays out on the left wing but he can play anywhere along the front-line.
The 20-year-old is a real live-wire, has impressive pace and is a very good finisher. In many ways, he is similar to his old teammate Jarrod Bowen.
Hull could demand as much as £20 million for Lewis-Potter according to the Hull Daily Mail.
£20 million sounds like an awful lot of money for someone who is not proven whatsoever at Premier League level though. Bowen was certainly a lot more advanced and two years older when Moyes brought him to the London Stadium in January 2020.
And it is highly doubtful that West Ham or Tottenham will be paying that kind of money to sign Lewis-Potter from Hull in January.
Perhaps £10-15 million would be a fairer price to pay. Hull hold all the cards though. The 20-year-old’s current contract expires in the summer of 2023 and the Tigers have the option to extend that deal by a further 12 months.
So they can demand what they want for Lewis-Potter in all fairness. Perhaps this is one that might have to wait until the summer. Unless the Hammers or Spurs are prepared to take a big £20 million risk on the 20-year-old this month.