By Noel Whelan

12th Sep, 2020 | 7:00pm

Exclusive: West Brom told to snub Rangers raid as talks advance for £16m+ signing

Noel Whelan has told West Brom to snub a move for Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos and push through a deal for Karlan Grant instead.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds and Aberdeen hitman believes that the Huddersfield ace would be a better signing for Slaven Bilic thanks to his versatility experience in the Premier League.

As revealed by Football Insider, the Baggies have been in contact with Rangers over a potential move for Morelos, 24, as they look to bolster their attacking options ahead of the new season.

However, the newly-promoted side are also in advanced talks to sign Grant, 22, from Huddersfield for £16million plus add-ons.

Whelan believes that the Terriers star represents better value for money and that they should push through a deal instead of chasing a move for Morelos.

“The thing is Karlan Grant does have a bit of Premier League experience with Huddersfield so that is probably one added bonus that he’s got in his favour,” Whelan told Football Insider.

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“Does that mean he’s going to be any better than he was when he was in the Premier League last time? No, not really. You’re gambling on both of them to score goals because they’re both unproven in the Premier League.

“You’ve got to look at everyone’s attributes. To me, Karlan Grant can play out wide, Morelos can’t, Karlan Grant can play through the middle along with Morelos. Karlan Grant scored goals in probably a harder league last year in a worse side. 

“In my opinion, I would go Karlan Grant over Morelos because I think his attitude’s probably better as well.” 

Grant scored four goals in 13 Premier League appearances during the 2018/19 campaign which included a brace against West Ham.

He netted 19 times in 43 Championship games last season as the Terriers toiled on their return to the second tier.

In other West Brom news, the Baggies are in advanced talks to sign a player wanted by Tottenham.