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Brentford submit club record £20million bid for highly rated Championship forward

Brentford submit a club record £20million bid for highly rated Championship forward Keane Lewis-Potter according to reports.

The 21 year old Hull City starlet and England U21 international has been heavily linked with the likes of West Ham, Everton, Wolves, Southampton and Bournemouth.

But Brentford have tabled a £16million bid with the potential for another £4million in add-ons for Lewis-Potter and that the Bees are hoping for a response to their offer this week.

With that kind of money on offer, it would be extremely hard to turn down for Hull City, who finished in 19th place of the Championship table last season.

Lewis-Potter found the net 12 times and featured in all 46 of their league fixtures but his contract expires next summer and Hull do have an option to extend his stay by a further year though.

Recently reports claimed however that Acun Ilicali, the Hull owner, would insist he will reject £30million offers for Lewis-Potter, who he describes as “God’s gift” to him after taking charge at the MKM Stadium last season.

Yet judging by the news that Brentford are close to bringing him to West London, Hull fans will feel a little annoyed that he could’ve stay or gone for more.

The club’s vice-chairman Tan Kesler previously revealed the club’s ambitions to extend Lewis-Potter’s stay this summer, but with that kind of cash on offer £, it may be too good to turn down for the Tigers with a summer rebuild in mind.

Hull City’s summer transfer dealings began with the free signing of Tobias Figueiredo while names such as Jean Michael Seri looks poised to sign.

Speaking to Futbol Arena (via HullLive), the club vice-chairman said of Lewis-Potter’s situation: “We are doing our best right now to keep him. Our President, Acun Ilicali, is particularly interested in this issue. I support him as much as I can.

“We are trying to satisfy Lewis-Potter both financially and trying to build the team around him in terms of the project.”

Hull City’s Keane Lewis-Potter is described to be a vibrant young talent with tidy skills, who is has become more goal conscious in recent years.

He secured a regular place in a Hull side who have lost all their best players pre-2020 with Harry Maguire, Andrew Robertson and Jarrod Bowen leaving, and now the latest star in Lee-Potter could follow in their footsteps having shown superb form.

“Keane is like God’s gift to us,” said Ilicali. “He has extreme potential. He is going to be one of the biggest stars of the future.

“Of course, we have big offers for him. If I had any interest in making any money, there cannot be a better deal than that. You buy a football club and you sell the left winger and you make enough money to make all the transfers.

“But I reject all of these. Even if they offer £30 million to me, I will not sell him because I think his presence is much more important than anything for this club at the moment. He will be so useful for our team and our fans that I will not lose him.”

Fans reacted as Brentford submit a club record £20million bid for highly rated the Championship forward…

@AndrewDaviesHC: What the fuck are we doing

@Kieran61167239: Can we have some good news PLEASE

@Kieran61167239: £30 million acun said not £16 million

@CheJulesi: 25m bare minimum plus add ons. They want him make them pay, then he will be back in the championship a year after!

@terrymcallister: Losing out on targets because of the state the people running the club have Everton in AND THEY’RE STILL THERE RUNNING THINGS.

@William89181331: If acun accepts it I have major doubts over our future and the new season! 😬

@1280sue: 16 mill with 4 mill add ons, think Id hold out for the 20 million now plus ad ons lol.

@Quaidwatts: One of the only moves he could make that would have me really disappointed in him. Could understand most of the others, but leaving his hometown club where he plays, gets england call ups and can see we’re building a challenging side to sign for Brentford. Wow.

@H_Newlove: 20m and reinvest good move for the club imo #hcafc

@ConorJBrowne: For me, the biggest issue with this is that we then NEED to fill his spot, he isn’t an irreplaceable player at all, but we now need to find someone who can match what he’s capable of, which is the hard bit

@CityView1904: So. Not being picky but didn’t Acun say he wouldn’t sell him. I can only presume Lewis-Potter has told him he’s desperate to leave! #hcafc

@ConnorBoyEFC1: I swear to god if Brentford of all clubs get him I’m gonna cry we’ve been looking at him all window and not made a single move

@adheathcote: Starting to get slightly concerned not gonna lie. Two big players out the door. Two targets that were supposed to be close to being signed choosing elsewhere. Only one signing announced despite others being ‘done’ #hcafc

@MattyHC5: If it happens fair enough…. a lot of money for a home grown talent. He’s a quality player and deserves to be in the premier league. Is what it is. #hcafc

@Samwebbes123: Keane Lewis-Potter would be class begging for a winger just need Eriksen and Hickey to sign and we can look forward to the start of the season 😆

@BrownyHull: Losing Honeyman and KLP this transfer window would be a massive concern for me. Our 2 best players for the last 2 years. Really hope we can hold on to him #hcafc

@JPhcafc: I really think this money will allow us to sign Pelkas and El Kaabi. £20m up front is too good to turn down, in Acun we trust. #hcafc

@athamesy_: Literally getting a higher guaranteed outlay then we did for Bowen btw. And i has absolutely 0 doubts he achieves the add ons. Meltdown unnecessary.

@ChrisHCAFC: Oh fuck right off man 🫠

@KsaHull: Let’s be realistic if Acun hadn’t taken over the club in Jan, he’d have gone to Brentford in Jan for 8m with 0 pounds invested in the squad. He may be leaving BUT most of the money will be used to reinvested in the squad. #InAcunWeTrust

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