Exclusive: West Brom re-open talks to sign centre-forward but with new twist
West Brom have re-opened talks with Huddersfield to sign Karlan Grant in a loan-to-buy deal, Football Insider understands.
This site revealed back in September that the two clubs were in advanced talks over a permanent move but that the Baggies were unable to meet the Terriers’ £16million-plus demands for the striker.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that negotiations are back underway but that West Brom are now looking to structure a loan with an obligation to buy the 23-year-old at the end of his temporary stay.
Grant has not played for Huddersfield since the start of the new season and has been left out of the squad to take on Rotherham today (Saturday, 3 October) by manager Carlos Corberan.
West Brom have been in the market for a new centre-forward throughout the transfer window and identified Grant as a player with the potential to step up to the Premier League after his Championship exploits.
He already has four top-flight goals from the Terriers’ time in the Premier League back in 2019, while he scored 19 times in 43 league games for a struggling Huddersfield side last season.
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However, West Brom have been unable to meet the Yorkshire side’s asking price and are now exploring the possibility of an initial loan move with a permanent purchase clause in place.
While the international transfer window closes on Monday, the clubs will have another two weeks to try and strike a deal before the domestic window between Premier League and EFL sides slams shut.
In other West Brom news, the Baggies have been dealt a blow after four-year contract deal agreed.