‘Impressive’ forward linked with Spurs has joined another London club

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Keane Lewis-Potter in recent weeks.

The Daily Star claimed in May that Spurs had been keeping tabs on the 21-year-old forward.

Former Tottenham boss David Pleat apparently recommended Lewis-Potter to the N17 club.

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And Spurs weren’t the only club reportedly in pursuit of the talented attacking ace.

The likes of Leeds, West Ham, Brentford, Southampton, Wolves and Everton have also been eyeing Lewis-Potter.

However, Tottenham have now missed out on the player, who has officially joined Brentford instead.

“One of the biggest young talents in the Championship”

On Tuesday, the Bees confirmed that Lewis-Potter had joined from Hull for an undisclosed fee.

According to the Hull Daily Mail, the player has moved for a fee which could rise to £20million.

“I am pleased that we have managed to sign one of the biggest young talents in the Championship,” Thomas Frank told the club website.

“He had a very good season last year. He scored 13 goals and contributed four assists in a team that were fighting a little bit towards the bottom of the league. Those are impressive numbers.

“We have a player who scores his goals by arriving in the box and attacking the last line.

“He gets in the position to convert the chances made for him. He’s a flexible player, he can play both sides, as a striker and as a ten if we want to do that. He has a very good mentality.

“He fits the Brentford model perfectly. He’s a good young player who we think has the qualities to play in the Premier League now. He will also develop even further.”

Lewis-Potter would’ve been a good shout for Tottenham. He is a young, very talented attacking player with an incredibly high ceiling.

In addition, he’d have been able to learn from three of the best attacking talents in England – Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski.

Nonetheless, Lewis-Potter may have not been that high a priority for Spurs. Meanwhile, Brentford have apparently been ‘consistent in their attempts to tempt City into doing a deal’.

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