West Ham are tempted to make a bid for Hull City forward Keane Lewis-Potter in the January transfer window according to a report from the Hull Daily Mail.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is well-known to be on the look-out for a new centre-forward ahead of next month’s transfer window.

West Ham ace Michail Antonio is currently the only recognised senior centre-forward at the London Stadium.

Moyes absolutely has to bring in more competition and cover for the 31-year-old. He has been well below his best in recent weeks and that is surely a direct result from a lack of competition.

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Hammers boss Moyes seems to be desperate to bring in more competition and cover for the powerful Antonio, however.

West Ham tempted to bid for £20m-rated Keane Lewis-Potter

Hull Daily Mail reckon that the Hammers have been closely monitoring the 20-year-old attacker ahead of the January transfer window.

The East London outfit are allegedly tempted to make a bid for the youngster but he won’t come cheap.

Hull could demand as much as £20 million for Lewis-Potter according to the Hull Daily Mail.

Lewis-Potter operates mostly as a left or right winger but he can also play through the middle as a centre-forward.

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He was on fire in League One for Hull last season, bagging 13 goals and six assists in 43 league games (Transfermarkt).

The youngster has five goals and four assists in 23 games to his name so far this season (Transfermarkt).

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.

£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.

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Perhaps a fee closer to £10 million would be a fairer price to pay for Lewis-Potter. The ball is in Hull’s court though. They hold all the cards with the 20-year-old under contract at the KCOM Stadium until the summer of 2023 and they have an option to extend that deal by a further 12 months.

This will be an interesting one to keep an eye on over the course of the next few weeks. Will West Ham test Hull’s resolve with a January bid for the young starlet? Only time will tell.

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