West Ham are ready to make a move for Hull City forward Keane Lewis-Potter in January, according to Hull Live.  

The Hammers were first linked with the 20-year-old by TEAMTalk at the start of October and face competition from Brentford and Leicester City for his signature.

The report today (14 December) details how David Moyes is a known admirer of Lewis-Potter and that West Ham have been watching him closely in recent weeks.

However, it is claimed that Hull’s prospective new owner Acun
Ilicali is not prepared to sell the attacker and will reject any bids that come
in.

It is also suggested that Lewis-Potter is not looking for a
move as he is “happy” at his hometown club working under Grant McCann.

Highly-rated

Hull’s official website describes Lewis-Potter as an “exciting young forward” and there is no doubt that he has plenty of potential.

The 20-year-old scored 13 goals in League One in 2020-21 and has adapted to the step up to the Championship well, netting four goals and registering four assists – meaning he has contributed towards 42% of his side’s goals.  

The Tigers reportedly value Lewis-Potter at £12million and rejected an £8million bid from Brentford in the summer [The Athletic].

That should not be a price tag that puts West Ham off, particularly
given the striker’s age and room for further improvement.

Perhaps a move next summer (2022) is more likely given Lewis-Potter’s
reluctance to leave Hull and the fact he is probably not quite Premier League ready
yet, but the Hammers will have to be on their toes to not miss out on a deal.

In other West Ham news, an ex-Premier League referee has given his verdict on a controversial incident against Burnley.

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