Everton have reportedly enquired about Hull City winger Keane Lewis-Potter with plenty of English clubs keeping close tabs on the player. According to reports, West Ham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United are the other two clubs who are seriously interested in signing the youngster.
Why is Lewis-Potter one of the hottest prospects of the Championship?
The winger was in blistering form last season in the championship for Hull City with 12 goals and 4 assists. These are quite impressive numbers for a player whose 21-year-old and it was his first season in the Championship. With his versatility of playing on either wings or as a classic no.10 was crucial for Hull who managed to finish 19th in the Championship.
Why does Everton need Keane Lewis-Potter?
The departure of Richarlison looks imminent as Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea all remain interested in signing the Brazilian. The future of academy player Anthony Gordon also has been cast in doubt in the past few days with reports stating Antonio Conte wants to bring Richarlison and Gordon to Tottenham.
If the duo are to leave Goodison Park, the signing of Lewis-Potter becomes even more important for Frank Lampard’s men. The 21-year-old could be a Gordon replacement as well as deputize in the midfield, thereby adding considerable squad depth. His instinctive finishing and technique would add a new dimension to Everton’s attack who haven’t been as clinical as Lampard would have wanted.
Keane Lewis-Potter has plenty of options to choose from if he has to take the biggest step of his career and join a Premier League side. Everton’s youthful project with Frank Lampard will certainly be a tempting offer for the Englishman who could get plenty of minutes and exposure on the biggest stage. On the other hand, West Ham United’s offer of European football at the London Stadium could be a bigger temptation. It remains to be seen which offer will Lewis-Potter opt for and any deal could be around the £10 million mark which is reasonable for the interested clubs.