Championship challengers West Bromwich Albion have been linked with Huddersfield Town’s Karlan Grant – but what about Callum Morton?
No wonder Keith Curle is thrilled.
The Northampton Town boss was made to wait for Callum Morton’s arrival at Sixfields but it’s fair to say the West Bromwich Albion youngster is making up for lost time at the League Two promotion hopefuls.
The 20-year-old striker has been nothing short of a revelation since joining on loan in January, netting five times in nine matches already. The goals have flowed, and so has the praise.
“We tried to sign him before but that didn’t quite happen for one reason or another and then he unfortunately got injured. Callum has reaped the rewards of his hard work,” Curle told Northampton’s official website.
“He’s been a big character in the changing room and the goals he’s scored have been down to the hard work he’s put in.”
The Torquay-born starlet is proving to be the rarest of beasts in the East Midlands – a natural-born goalscorer. The way he has taken each of those five efforts in Northampton colours, clinically dispatched with a dead-eyed ruthlessness, points to a very bright future from the latest rough diamond to emerge from West Brom’s criminally underrated academy system.
Do they pay big for a new centre-forward? Or, perhaps inspired by the way Dara O’Shea has thrived since being promoted to the first-team by Slaven Bilic, having enjoyed an impressive loan spell in League Two himself with Exeter City, could Morton find himself competing with Hal Robson-Kanu and co for a starting spot sooner rather than later?
As Keith Curle will tell you, this kid is something special.
And West Brom really don’t want another Chris Wood, another Kemar Roofe or another Romaine Sawyers on their hands.