West Brom reportedly want Championship rivals' £10m talisman but he will cost 'ludicrous' fee

Slaven Bilić, manager of West Bromwich Albion reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and West Bromwich Albion at Deepdale on December 02, 2019 in Preston,...

Karlan Grant's Huddersfield Town displays suggest he is capable of firing Slaven Bilic's West Bromwich Albion to the Premier League.

Huddersfield Town's Karlan Grant celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Huddersfield Town at Ashton Gate on November 30,...

West Bromwich Albion are looking to raid Championship rivals Huddersfield Town for star striker Karlan Grant, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Slaven Bilic’s Baggies might be top of the table with the best goal-scoring record in the entire division but that has not stopped a whole host of strikers from home and abroad being linked with a January move to the Hawthorns.

Amid claims that Mislav Orsic, Mbwana Samatta and Dwight Gayle are on the radar, the Birmingham Mail have put a new name in the frame.

 

With 12 strikes in just 27 matches for a struggling Huddersfield side, Grant is one of the hottest number nines in the league at present and it should be no surprise that West Brom have renewed their interest in a player they tried and failed to sign from Charlton Athletic 12 months ago (Mail, 23 January, page 61).

Grant is a real penalty-box predator capable of finishing chances ruthlessly with either foot. He’s quick, strong and, at just 22 years of age, should only get better.

Karlan Grant of Huddersfield Town challanges with Jack Harrison of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Leeds United at John Smith's Stadium on...

The prospect of Grant, who is valued at £10 million (Sun, 4 October, page 61), lining up alongside Matheus Pereira and Matt Phillips at the Hawthorns should have West Brom supporters everywhere drooling. This feels like the sort of signing capable of making a dream return to the Premier League a vivid reality.

"You can never 100% guarantee (that Grant will stay),” Huddersfield’s head of football operations David Webb told the West Yorkshire Sports Daily Show (7 November, 6:00pm).

“Unless something ludicrous or out of this world comes it…any club in our position would look at it, obviously we'd discuss it and see where we are, but in an ideal world, no (he won’t leave).

“I would say (the offer) would have to be something pretty special."

Karlan Grant of Huddersfield Town celebrates his goal with Juninho Bacuna and Jaden Brown during the Sky Bet Championship match between Huddersfield Town and Hull City at John Smith's...

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