We are delighted to announce the signing of Keane Lewis-Potter.
The 21-year-old attacker joins us from Sky Bet Championship side Hull City for an undisclosed fee.
He has signed a six-year contract and there is a club option for an extra year.
Keane completed a medical late yesterday, Monday 11 July, and will link up with the group in Germany on a pre-season training camp shortly.
Keane is the second addition to our First Team squad this summer, following the arrival of Aaron Hickey from Bologna.
The England Under-21 international came through the youth ranks at Hull and has established himself in the line-up over the past two-and-a-half years. He made his debut in an FA Cup tie in early 2019 when he was just 18 and had a loan spell at Bradford Park Avenue during the 2018/19 season. He broke into the Hull team in late 2019 and has been involved in almost every game since.
Thomas Frank, Brentford FC Head Coach, said: “I am pleased that we have managed to sign one of the biggest young talents in the Championship. He had a very good season last year. He scored 13 goals and contributed four assists in a team that were fighting a little bit towards the bottom of the league. Those are impressive numbers.
“We have a player who scores his goals by arriving in the box and attacking the last line. He gets in the position to convert the chances made for him. He is a flexible player, he can play both sides, as a striker and as a ten if we want to do that. He has a very good mentality.
“He fits the Brentford model perfectly. He is a good young player who we think has the qualities to play in the Premier League now. He will also develop even further.”
Phil Giles, Brentford FC Director of Football, added: “Keane is exactly the sort of player we like to sign at Brentford, he is young with a desire to improve and get to the top. I’m very pleased that he is the second such signing this window after Aaron Hickey. The length of contract demonstrates our faith in Keane to be a big player for us for many years. We are looking forward to him getting started.”
Keane’s first Hull appearances came in the Championship during the 2019/20 season and were mostly as a substitute. The following year he played a key role as Hull won the League One title, scoring 15 goals in all competitions. Keane played across the front line in that successful Hull team and grabbed 13 League One goals, earning the EFL Young Player of the Month prize for September 2020.
Keane continued that fine form in the Championship and was ever-present for Hull in the second tier last season, playing all but one minute of the league season for the Humberside outfit. He grabbed 12 goals in the Championship and another in a Carabao Cup defeat to Wigan Athletic.
Keane also worked his way into the England Under-21 squad and earned four caps. He scored once for England as they qualified for the UEFA European Under-21 Championships, which will take place next summer.