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The hull owner hands off winger Keane Lewis-Potter amid interest from Premier League clubs

‘He’s like God’s gift to us’: Hull owner Acun Ilicali releases £30m-plus England Under-21 winger Keane Lewis-Potter amid interest from West Ham, Southampton, Brentford and Bournemouth

  • Hull owner Acun Ilicali has vowed to turn down offers for Keane Lewis-Potter
  • West Ham, Southampton, Brentford and Bournemouth are interested in wingers
  • He has just one year left on his current contract with the championship side

Hull owner Acun Ilicali has vowed to turn down £30m bids from Premier League clubs for ‘God’s gift’ Keane Lewis-Potter this summer.

West Ham, Southampton, Brentford and newly promoted Bournemouth have all expressed interest in the England Under-21 winger, who has just one year left on his contract.

But ambitious Tigers boss Ilicali insists the 21-year-old Lewis Potter is going nowhere and has told him to stay with his hometown side and guide them to Premier League promotion next season.

Keane Lewis-Potter has just one year left on his current contract with championship team Hull

“Keane is like God’s gift to us,” Ilicali said Thursday at an impromptu press conference at MKM Stadium. “He has extreme potential. He will be one of the biggest stars of the future.

“Of course we have big offers for him. If I was interested in making money, there couldn’t be a better deal.

“You buy a football club and sell the left winger and make enough money to do all the transfers.

Hull owner Acun Ilicali has vowed to turn down any offers for the 21-year-old winger

Hull owner Acun Ilicali has vowed to turn down any offers for the 21-year-old winger

“But I reject all of that. Even if they offer me £30m I won’t sell him because I think his presence is way more important to this club than anything at the moment.

“He will be so useful to our team and our fans that I will not lose him.

“When I have something shiny, I’ll do anything to get it. But in this case he is already with us, so no one can take him from us.

“I can’t tell what he’s thinking. I can only tell you that I am very focused on keeping him because he is a fantastic player. He is unique.”

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