Hull City closing in on new long-term deal for exciting prospect Keane Lewis-Potter

Hull City are close to agreeing a new contract with highly-rated young attacker Keane Lewis-Potter.

Keane Lewis-Potter has five goals to his name already in 2020/21. Pictures: Getty Images

The 19-year-old homegrown talent has scored five times already in 2020/21 and has been tipped to follow in the footsteps of Jarrod Bowen, who made a multi-million pound move to the Premier League earlier this year.

And, with Lewis-Potter's stock seemingly rising on an almost weekly basis, it comes as no surprise that the Tigers are keen to secure his future.

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The pacy forward is contracted to the club until the summer of 2022 with an option for an extra year, though head coach Grant McCann has revealed that City "want to tie him down for a little bit longer."

Grant McCann consoles Keane Lewis-Potter following Hull City's relegation from the Championship at the end of 2019/20.

He said: "Keano is top class, he's just getting better and better and better. I'm sure he has got a target in his head in terms of goals or where he wants to be or who he wants to play for in years to come, but at this present time we're delighted he's here.

"We are negotiations with him over a new deal, which is very close. We want to keep him here for the future.

"It's great. It's been going on for a while now, but with Covid-19 and people not having the chance to meet up, it's been difficult, but we're quite close. The lad loves it here.

"He's got another two years, plus one [on his current contract] anyway, but we want to just tie him down for a little bit longer.

"It's just been difficult to get everybody in the same place - the representatives - because of the restrictions around the training ground, but I think we're very close.

"Talks are going well. There's just one or two things to polish up on. I don't think we're too far away."

Hull, currently fifth in League One after 10 matches, turn their attentions to the FA Cup this weekend.

They entertain fellow third-tier side Fleetwood Town in round one of the competition this Saturday, 3pm kick-off.