West Brom are said to be close to completing the signing of Huddersfield striker, Karlan Grant, for an initial £5m.
According to the Express and Star, The Baggies will stump up an initial £5m fee to take Grant on loan. That fee will then be increased a further £13m if Albion stay in the Premier League, bringing the deal to around £18m.
Grant scored 19 times last season for the Terriers despite their struggles, emerging as one of the Championship’s most prolific and sought-after forwards.
And despite signing Callum Robinson from Sheffield United this summer, Slaven Bilic is apparently keen to get the signing of Grant over the line as he looks to add more firepower to his team.
The Baggies have started the season in decent nick and scored three times against Chelsea at the weekend. But Bilic wants more from his team and has now identified Grant as his main striker target.
Grant a fine player who will fit in well at the Hawthorns – TBR View
One thing West Brom won’t do this season is sit back and let teams come at them. They play attacking football with pace on the counter and so Grant should slot in nicely.
Callum Robinson is ok and Hal Robson Kanu an experienced option but adding someone as prolific as Grant could be the difference between staying up and going down for West Brom.
If he can replicate the form he’s shown in West Yorkshire with Huddersfield, then the Baggies will have a fine player on their hands.