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Report: Tottenham in battle for West Ham for club's top goalscorer

Tottenham Hotspur have joined West Ham in the race to sign Keane Lewis-Potter, according to a report from The Times.

Lewis-Potter has been superb for Hull City in the Championship this season. The 20-year-old has five goals and four assists. No Hull player can better his tally in either category.

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The Tigers have already had to respond to one Premier League bid this season. The Times reports that Brentford had seen an £8 million bid rejected back in August.

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But the interest is increasing. Spurs and West Ham are joined by Southampton and Leicester City in the running for the versatile forward.

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Tottenham may have work to convince Keane Lewis-Potter to make move amid West Ham interest

The Times suggests that the Hammers are concerned about Liverpool targeting Jarrod Bowen this summer. So it would appear that that may have inspired their interest in Lewis-Potter.

Of course, it is easy to compare the two players. Bowen was signed from Hull after a brilliant spell in the wide-forward role in the second tier.

But obviously, Lewis-Potter would not be the kind of replacement that supporters will be hoping for if Bowen did leave.

Bowen is at the peak of his powers. And he has been directly been involved in 13 goals in the Premier League this season. Lewis-Potter on the other hand, is clearly some way off being anywhere near that level at this stage of his career.

But understandably, West Ham may be hoping that lightning can strike twice.

Tottenham meanwhile, have not had the best luck when signing players from the Championship in recent years. The likes of Jack Clarke, Ryan Sessegnon and Joe Rodon have not yet established themselves as first-team players in North London.

They all have a lot of potential. But taking that next step has proved problematic at Tottenham.

Whether that enters into Lewis-Potter’s thinking remains to be seen. The lure of working with Antonio Conte may well override any doubts the youngster may have.

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