Leeds: Orta interested in Lewis-Potter

Leeds United are interested in a deal to bring Keane Lewis-Potter to Elland Road in the summer transfer window.

What’s the talk?

That’s according to a report by I News, who claim that, despite Victor Orta moving on from his interest in Huddersfield Town central midfielder Lewis O’Brien, the sporting director is still tracking a number of the Championship’s most promising talents this summer, with Hull City’s Keane Lewis-Potter believed to be of particular interest to the Spaniard.

The report goes on to state that a number of other Premier League sides are also keeping a close eye on the situation of the left-winger ahead of a potential move of their own, while the Tigers are reported to be demanding a figure in the region of £15m in order to part with the England U21 international this summer.

“Similar to Hazard”

Considering how exciting a prospect Lewis-Potter undoubtedly is, it is not difficult to understand why Orta would be interested in a deal to bring the 21-year-old to Elland Road in the summer transfer window.

Indeed, over his 46 Championship appearances in 2021/22, the £10.8m-rated talent was in spectacular form for Shota Arveladze’s side, scoring 12 goals, registering four assists and creating seven big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 2.2 shots, making 1.1 key passes and completing 1.3 dribbles per game.

These returns saw the £500-per-week winger – who can also operate in attacking midfield and up top – average an extremely impressive SofaScore match rating of 6.92, ranking him as Hull’s seventh-best player in the second tier of English football.

As a result of these impressive metrics, Lewis-Potter has already come in for a considerable amount of praise in his short career, with Hull youth coach Craig Fagan stating his belief that the England youth international is “similar to Hazard” in his playing style, while Nick Miller claimed that the youngster is a “special talent.”

As such, should Orta manage to get a deal over the line for the City starlet this summer, it would very much appear as if the Spaniard will have landed an exceptionally gifted young attacker – a prospect that is sure to delight both Jesse Marsch and the Elland Road faithful alike.

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