West Brom set to land £16m strike star after breakthrough talks

Date published: Thursday 8th October 2020 10:42 - Dave Tindall

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West Brom are set to give their attacking options a major boost by securing a deal for Huddersfield centre-forward Karlan Grant.

And the move is poised to go through before the domestic transfer window slams shut a week on Friday.

The 23-year-old banged in 19 goals in 43 Championship starts for the Terriers last season.

And in the previous campaign he netted four in 13 when Huddersfield were still in the Premier League.

That included a goal against Arsenal on just his second top-flight appearance. And a brace at West Ham just four starts later.

Grant had previously starred at Charlton. He’d scored 14 goals in the first half of the 2018/19 season before Huddersfield snapped him up in the January transfer window.

Initially, West Brom’s move for the player had stalled. They were not prepared to stump up the £16million-plus asking price.

But Football Insider report that there has been a breakthrough. Huddersfield are now willing to accept a loan-to-buy deal.

Under that proposal, Grant would join the Baggies for the rest of this season with a view to a permanent move in the summer.

The domestic transfer window is open until October 16 so that gives the two sides just over a week to close the deal.

But West Brom have to be hopeful. Grant is seeking a move and hasn’t played for Huddersfield since the new season started.

 

King could still be an option

While the deal for Grant looks to have taken a big step forward, there are other options.

West Brom boss Slaven Bilic has also been linked with Bournemouth striker Joshua King.

With deals still possible between Premier League and Championship sides, King is still attracting plenty of interest following the Cherries’ relegation.

The striker, who represents Norway, is a proven goalscorer in the Premier League.

In addition, he’s in the final year of his contract so could be available for just £10m.

There had been talk previously of West Brom paying £5million up front and the remainder in installments.

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