Brentford confirm record signing of Keane Lewis-Potter as striker completes £20million move from Hull

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Keane Lewis-Potter has become Brentford’s club-record signing  (Getty Images)
Keane Lewis-Potter has become Brentford’s club-record signing (Getty Images)

Brentford have confirmed the club-recording signing of forward Keane Lewis-Potter.

The 21-year-old has joined the Bees from Hull for an initial £16million, which could rise to £20m with add-ons. Lewis-Potter has put pen to paper on a six-year contract, with the club having the option to extend that for a further year.

With the move now completed, he is expected to join up with his new team-mates for pre-season training in Germany shortly.

“I am pleased that we have managed to sign one of the biggest young talents in the Championship,” Brentford boss Thomas Frank said.

“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.”

He is the second major signing of the summer for Brentford, following the arrival of full-back Aaron Hickey from Bologna for a fee in the region of £19m.

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