Medical booked in as West Brom close in on £15m striker signing

Date published: Wednesday 14th October 2020 10:28 - Samuel Bannister

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West Brom have moved closer to signing the striker Slaven Bilic has been desperate for, after agreeing a fee for Karlan Grant.

Grant has emerged as a major target for West Brom as they look to strengthen their frontline. He has not played for Huddersfield this season due to the transfer speculation.

The 23-year-old scored 19 goals for Huddersfield in the Championship last season, and Premier League clubs can still sign players from EFL teams until Friday.

West Brom appear to have made a breakthrough in the nick of time, with Sky Sports reporting that Huddersfield have accepted a £15m bid for the striker. Grant is expected to undergo a medical on Thursday ahead of his move to the Hawthorns.

Sky report that the two clubs have been in talks for more than a month. They had been disagreeing about the structure of the payments, but are now on the same page.

West Brom will pay most of the fee in installments over the next few years.

TEAMtalk exclusively revealed back in July that West Brom were leading the chase for Grant, who played eight times for England at youth level.

Now, it appears everything has finally progressed towards a conclusion. Should the deal go through, Grant will be West Brom’s ninth signing since promotion.

 

Grant chosen over King?

Another striker to have been linked with West Brom recently was Joshua King, who suffered relegation with Bournemouth last season.

King has since been tipped for a return to the Premier League, and the Baggies were a potential suitor.

There were even claims of a £10m bid being readied, although it appears they have firmed up their interest in Grant instead.

 

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