Birmingham news Karlan Grant to Albion: Striker chase set to go down to the wire MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Albion are desperate to add a further attacker to their ranks as they look to give themselves the best chance of making an impact back in the top flight, and Grant is high up on their shortlist
Breaking News ! West Brom are looking into a deal that would bring Karlan Grant to the club before the transfer window shuts. The Huddersfield Town striker scored 19 goals in the Championship last season and appears destined to leave the club having been left out of the Terriers’ recent Carabao Cup defeat to Rochdale ahead of the league season. Albion are desperate to add a further attacker to their ranks as they look to give themselves the best chance of making an impact back in the top flight, and Grant is high up on their shortlist. How does the land lie at this moment? Make sure you don't miss a thing - click here to sign up to our Albion newsletter The interest BirminghamLive revealed that Albion had identified Grant as a target back in January. At that time, Huddersfield weren’t pressured into selling and, amid a relegation battle, then boss Danny Cowley was understandably keen to hold onto his talisman. Albion would eventually turn to Callum Robinson and Kamil Grosicki and the pair would aid Slaven Bilic as the Baggies’ quest to secure promotion proved fruitful. That interest doesn’t appear to have diminished in the meantime, with Grant continuing to score goals into the second half of the campaign. Read More Related Articles Filip Krovinovic reveals Matheus Pereira's chats after West Brom return Read More Related Articles Matheus Pereira reacts as West Brom confirm signing of Filip Krovinovic Grant’s profile The striker fits the bill for what Albion are looking to do; he’s a forward who will soon turn 23, and impressed in a struggling Town side during his previous, fleeting, spell in the top flight. Grant is a player, much like the already recruited Matheus Pereira, Cedric Kipre and Grady Diangana, who you’d imagine still has his best years ahead of him and who would represent an investment in a player with potential re-sale value. Albion have worked hard in recent windows to bring the average age of the squad down where possible - it currently stands at a smidgen over 26. What Corberan has said "I think the situation with Karlan Grant is the same situation: he continues being in the club with the possibility to move out of the club," Town boss Corberan said recently. "I think this is one situation that we need to analyse when the market is closed and we've seen what happens with him. Of course the contribution of Grant last year was key because he scored a lot of goals that helped the team to take points and to continue in the Championship. "I know how important Grant was and the other clubs know that too and that's why they are interested in a player like him. "He's in the club, and if he continues training and comes back to training with the group and starts to be part of the group it would be great to have his support, but now the situation is the same situation. We're in like a standby situation with him to see what his future will be.
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Good luck messages Signing a five-year deal after joining from West Ham United, winger Grady Diangana has hit the ground running in the top flight in Albion colours. He posted on social media upon signing: “Can’t wait to pick up where we left off! @wba let’s go!!” Among those to share comments with the winger were teammates Rekeem Harper, Alex Palmer and Kieran Gibbs, while Grant also added: “Time to shine bro.” Diangana replied to the striker: “It’s time my brother.” As you might imagine, many an Albion supporter pleaded with Grant to join Diangana at The Hawthorns for the club’s forthcoming top flight adventure.
Hint hint Grant dropped a hint on social media that he may be about to be on the move. Forward Grant sparked quite a reaction from Albion supporters on Tuesday evening when he tweeted: “Always trust the process.” That post was accompanied with emojis of an hourglass and hands in a sign of prayer, suggesting that Grant was hopeful something may be developing on the horizon.
Karlan Grant drops hint amid West Brom transfer negotiations
Wanting out Reports emerged in September of Grant making clear to the Huddersfield hierarchy of his desire to leave the club and pursue his Premier League dream, amid interest from Albion. The Daily Mail reported that Grant had grown frustrated of Town's stance as they held firm on their valuation of the player.
Chances of a deal Diangana will without doubt be considered Albion’s big money signing of the summer; the club saw fit to spend a significant portion of their playing budget on him after that successful loan spell last term. That makes a deal for Grant less straightforward than it otherwise might’ve been, though the Baggies remain in contact with Town as they look to tempt them into parting with their talisman. A loan deal with a substantial loan fee has been mooted, something Albion would be interested in exploring - that would involve, for argument’s sake, Albion signing the player next summer if they remained in the top flight. At this moment in time, the Terriers aren’t understood to be overly keen on the idea of parting with their prized asset on loan. Meanwhile, Albion are fielding interest in strikers Kenneth Zohore and Charlie Austin - and winger Kamil Grosicki. If they were to find suitors for any of the above, that would strengthen their budget - and their chances of landing Grant.
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