Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur eye Hull City starlet Keane Lewis-Potter on a permanent deal
According to HullLive, Tottenham Hotspur are keen on making a bid for Hull City starlet Keane Lewis-Potter before the end of the January transfer window, which would see him return to the Tigers on loan for the rest of this season.
Hull are looking to fight off interest from other clubs for Lewis-Potter this month. He is on the radar of Leicester City and West Ham United, so Tottenham would need to be wary of them in pursuit of the talented left-winger in the winter market. The North London club scouted him last Wednesday for carrying out a profile assessment.
West Ham are only interested in a straight-up permanent move. Spurs, meanwhile, are planning to lodge a bid to get this deal done before the January transfer window closes down. Brentford had an £8million offer rejected the previous summer, so Antonio Conte’s side would need to keep that in mind.
The Championship side has no intentions of selling the 20-year-old and are unlikely to do business for a fee below £14million. They are keen to keep hold of him but he is not averse to joining the Premier League even if there is no urgency in pushing for a move.
A late push?
It will be interesting to see whether we would put in a bid or not in the coming days before the transfer window closes down. If we end up making an offer, then it means that the youngster has made an impression on our scouts for the club to take this decision.
It remains to be seen whether our intention to loan back the Englishman could sway the Tigers into selling the youngster to us in any sort of way. After all, they aren’t really spoilt for choice when it comes to fielding wingers on the pitch right now.
The fact that the Hull attacker is intrigued by the opportunity to jump up a division could also play to our cards. He looks seemingly ready to take the next step, considering the level of displays he has been dropping consistently.
However, Leicester and the Hammers would need to be kept an eye on as we try to make a late push to get this deal done ahead of others. Only time will tell whether we will be successful or not as the deadline date is on the horizon.
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If this move does end up getting finalised, the Championship youngster would be one for the future since Son Heung-min is just about to enter the twilight of his career. We have to plan early to replace a man of his quality, and it is good to know that the club is thinking years ahead to protect their interest.
The short-term use of this move is still arguable. Jack Clarke and Bryan Gil are already two young wingers who are yet to blossom into a first-team regular. But it’s never a bad thing having ample youngsters in your team that can future-proof your attack for many years to come.