Brentford offer club-record £20m to EFL club for England U21 international – player is ‘leading target’

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Brentford bid for Lewis-Potter

Brentford have reportedly ‘offered a deal worth up to £20m’ for Hull City and England U21 star Keane Lewis-Potter.

The 21-year-old progressed through the ranks at Hull City and he made his senior debut for them in 2019.

Lewis-Potter has shone for the Tigers over the past two seasons. He was involved in 19 league goals as he helped his boyhood club win the League One title in 2020/21.

All hail Thomas Frank – the d*ckhead-dodging Dane doing it differently with Brentford…

Last season, the winger grabbed twelve goals and four assists in the Championship in his 45 appearances. He made his first appearance for England’s U21 side earlier this year.

The Athletic are reporting that Brentford have made a £20m offer to Hull City for Lewis-Potter.

The attacker is understood to be a ‘lead target’ for Thomas Frank. The Bees failed with bids for the Hull starlet last summer and in January.

As part of this proposal, Brentford would pay an initial £16m with an extra £4m being add-ons. If this deal is completed, Lewis-Potter would become their new club-record signing.

Elsewhere, according to reports, “confidence is growing” that Christian Eriksen will choose to join Man Utd this summer over Brentford.

Eriksen’s contract at Brentford will expire at the end of this month and the 30-year-old will decide his future soon with Man Utd and Newcastle reportedly interested.

It had been claimed that the Dane would prefer to remain in London as his family are settled there but, with Tottenham apparently pulling out of the race to sign him, Eriksen could think again.

And talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook claims that he has heard that “confidence is growing” at Man Utd as they look to tie up a deal for Eriksen.

Crook said on talkSPORT: “I was told yesterday that confidence is growing that Christian Eriksen will choose Manchester United. But I think that in itself is quite a damning statement because Tottenham has pulled back from their early interest.

“There was talk of Newcastle middle of last week, that doesn’t seem to have kicked on, so effectively it looks like a straight shootout between Manchester United and Brentford… but if it really does come down to a choice between Manchester United and Brentford, what does it say about Manchester United and how far they’ve fallen that there’s even a decision to be made.”