Brentford aim to make Hull forward Lewis-Potter their record signing - report
Brentford have submitted a club-record bid to make Keane Lewis-Potter their first major signing of the summer, according to The Athletic.
Phil Buckingham from The Athletic reported on 30 June that the Bees are looking to sign the England Under-21 star in what would be a record transfer for the club.
According to the report, the Londoners have made an offer of £16m – plus a potential £4m in add-ons – to Championship side Hull City, to acquire the forward’s services.
“Thomas Frank is keen to strengthen his attacking options ahead of a second season in the Premier League and has again identified Lewis-Potter as a lead target.”
“The 21-year-old was the subject of failed bids from Brentford last summer and in January but a new offer has now been tabled in a bid to tempt Hull City into business.”
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Lewis-Potter would be a very and add a lot of quality and promise to Thoman Frank’s arsenal.
The Hull City youth graduate made 47 appearances in all competitions, primarily from the left-wing, scoring 13 goals and notching four assists in the process.
He is a talented and aggressive dribbler with good agility, acceleration, and flair while also having an eye for a pass.
The winger, who has a year left on his current contract, has a strong right foot and scored several goals cutting inside from the left-wing in a Ribery-esque manner.
His calmness in front of goal will be a valuable skill to Brentford who scored the 11th most goals in the league last season.
If they conclude this deal, they would hope the youngster could take some of the goal-scoring burden off the shoulders of talisman Ivan Toney, while taking the next step in his career from the Championship to the Premier League following the paths of goal-scoring wingers like Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma before him.
In other Brentford news, the Bees were linked with Bologna’s Aaron Hickey in May.