Top signing - Exclusive: Pundit reacts to advanced mega-money West Brom transfer talks
Michael Brown believes Karlan Grant would be a “sensible signing” for West Brom as they close in on a deal for the Huddersfield striker.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds and Tottenham midfielder insists he has been impressed with what he has seen from the Terriers’ hitman so far.
As revealed by Football Insider on Friday, the Baggies are in advanced talks to sign the 22-year-old from the Terriers for a fee in the region of £16million plus add-ons.
Grant netted 19 goals in 43 Championship appearances for Huddersfield last season as he played as both a winger and a centre-forward.
Brown does not believe the eight-figure fee is too much of a gamble for West Brom and insists there is plenty more to come from the young attacker.
Asked if £16million was a fair price, Brown told Football Insider: “I can see that, I think they were interested in him in January and he’s a player that lots of clubs have watched.
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“He’s been scoring goals and Huddersfield really would like to keep hold of him, that’s for sure. I think it’s been a sensible signing, I’ve been watching his career and he’s done well.
“I’m sure there’s more to come from him.”
Grant already has 14 games and four goals under his belt in the Premier League from the 2018/19 campaign.
He has played in all four of the top divisions in England and already has over 150 club appearances to his name.
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