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Brentford confirm signing of Keane Lewis-Potter on six-year deal

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Lewis-Potter is a Brentford player
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Brentford have confirmed the signing of England Under-21 international Keane Lewis-Potter on a six-year deal.

The 21-year-old joins Brentford following a fantastic season at Hull City in which he scored 12 Championship goals and won the club's player of the year award.

The Bees have seen off interest from West Ham - who had been keen to take him to London Stadium - to get the deal done, with a statement on his arrival reading: "We are delighted to announce the signing of Keane Lewis-Potter.

"The 21-year-old attacker joins us from Sky Bet Championship side Hull City for an undisclosed fee. He [Lewis-Potter] has signed a six-year contract and there is a club option for an extra year.

"Keane completed a medical late yesterday, Monday 11 July, and will link up with the group in Germany on a pre-season training camp shortly."


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90min understands that the undisclosed fee is worth £20m - with £16m of that fee set to be paid up front by the Premier League club.

Thomas Frank expressed his delight at the signing, stating: “I am pleased that we have managed to sign one of the biggest young talents in the Championship. 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 is 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 is a good young player who we think has the qualities to play in the Premier League now. He will also develop even further.”


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