Brentford have completed the signing of Keane Lewis-Potter from Hull City for a reported £16million, a club-record fee.
The highly-rated youngster has penned an initial six-year deal at the Brentford Community Stadium, with reports suggesting the overall package could be worth £20m.
Lewis-Potter is the second purchase of pre-season for the Bees following Aaron Hickey, who was briefly Brentford’s record signing when he joined from Bologna for £14m last week.
The versatile forward is an England Under-21 international and came through the youth ranks at Hull, with 2021-22 being a particularly productive season for him.
Lewis-Potter, 21, scored 13 goals and assisted a further four, which drew plenty of interest from the Premier League.
We are delighted to announce the signing of Keane Lewis-Potter on a six-year contract with a club option for an extra year
— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) July 12, 2022
Brentford head coach Thomas Frank told the club’s website after the signing was announced: “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 10 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.”