Hull owner Illicali warns West Ham, Southampton: £30M won't get you Lewis-Potter | OneFootball

Hull owner Illicali warns West Ham, Southampton: £30M won't get you Lewis-Potter

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Hull City owner Acun Ilicali has warned Premier League clubs off Keane Lewis-Potter.

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

"Keane is like God's gift to us," said Ilicali at an impromptu press conference at the MKM Stadium on Thursday. "He has extreme potential. He is going to be one of the biggest stars of the future.

"Of course, we have big offers for him. If I had any interest in making any money, there cannot be a better deal than that.

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

"But I reject all of these. Even if they offer £30m to me, I will not sell him because I think his presence is much more important than anything for this club at the moment.

"He will be so useful for our team and our fans that I will not lose him.

"When I have something shiny, I do everything to get it. But in this case, he is already with us, so nobody can take him from us.

"I cannot say what he thinks. I can only tell you that I am very focused on keeping him because he is a fantastic player. He is one of a kind."

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