Hull City loaning out Keane Lewis-Potter could boost Ipswich Town's chances of signing Will Keane

Ipswich Town's Will Keane battles with Rotherham United's Semi Ajayi

Ipswich Town took Will Keane on loan from Hull City in January.

Ipswich Town's Will Keane battles with  Rotherham United's Clark Robertson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Rotherham United at Portman Road on January 12,...

Ipswich Town could have received a potential boost in their attempts to sign Will Keane this summer as Hull City have decided to loan out fellow striker Keane Lewis-Potter with the idea of first-team involvement next term.

Confirmed by the club’s official website, Hull’s 18-year-old striker Lewis-Potter has joined Vanarama National League side Bradford Park Avenue with the idea of gaining some senior first-team experience.

Lewis-Potter has been in sensational form for Hull’s U18 and U23 side this season, scoring 25 goals. His form prompted manager Nigel Adkins to hand him his debut in the FA Cup tie at Millwall in January, and he later signed a new three-year deal at the KCOM Stadium.

 

The Hull Daily Mail claim the idea to loan the striker now is because the Tigers will hand him a more prominent first-team role next season – a decision which Ipswich Town could benefit from.

The Tractor Boys signed Will Keane on loan from Hull until the end of the season. After a run of three goals in seven games, the former Manchester United man has become a popular figure at Portman Road.

Ipswich general manager Lee O’Neill told the East Anglian Daily Times how the Suffolk club would ‘love’ to sign Keane on a permanent basis this summer, even if the side drop into League One.

Will Keane of Hull City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Aston Villa at KCOM Stadium on August 6, 2018 in Hull, England.

But Hull still have the option to extend Keane’s contract for another 12 months if they wish. It leaves the striker somewhat in limbo, but the latest signs are pointing to a likely KCOM Stadium exit.

Keane has gone on record stating how he already feels like an Ipswich player, and the latest developments could be another step to making that become a permanent fixture this summer.

Leeds United's Luke Ayling takes on Hull City's Will Keane during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Hull City at Elland Road on December 29, 2018 in Leeds, England.

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