‘They’ve played his agent’ – These Hull City fans react as 19-year seals agreement

Hull City have announced that exciting youngster Keane Lewis-Potter has penned a deal with the club that will keep him at the KCom Stadium until the summer of 2023.

The striker has been left on the bench in recent weeks after struggling to agree on a deal, so Tigers fans are delighted that he has finally put pen to paper. Lewis-Potter has been with the Humberside outfit since the age of 14 and has emerged as a real talent this season, scoring seven goals in 25 outings for the club.

That form convinced manager Grant McCann he wanted to keep him at the club, but that seemingly led to a standoff between player and manager. However, the player has spoken of his delight at agreeing on a new deal, speaking highly of the boss who benched him, albeit apparently not solely his decision.

“I’m delighted,” said Lewis-Potter. “It’s taken a while but now I can focus on the games. It means everything to me to play for Hull City. It’s my club and I can’t want to crack on. The gaffer has been excellent with me. He’s pushed me to become better and every day I feel like I’m becoming a better player with him.”

The two parties were never arguing over money, the financial aspect of the deal was agreed before the turn of the year. The problem arose due to the appearance-based wage increase he was due after one more start. It was a clause which Lewis-Potter agreed to remove from the terms of his new deal, but at the time him (or his agent) were not willing to add an extra year until 2023. Because of that, the club’s hierarchy was refusing to allow him to start games for the club.

The stalemate has now been broken, with the player (or his agent) adding the extra year, and that has left Hull fans delighted as they look to bounce back into the Championship at the first time of asking, as you’ll see below.


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