West Brom close in on finally landing Karlan Grant after reaching compromise with Huddersfield over £17m-rated forward
- The pacy centre-forward has been a top target for Baggies boss Slaven Bilic
- The Championship side had been holding out for £17m for the 23-year-old
- West Brom are exploring a deal for Josh King, who can leave Boournemouth
West Brom are confident of completing the signing of Huddersfield forward Karlan Grant before next Friday’s EFL deadline and are also considering a move for Josh King of Bournemouth.
Since Albion sealed promotion from the Championship in July, boss Slaven Bilic has urged the club to sign a pacy centre-forward, with Grant his top target.
Huddersfield had been holding out for £17million for the 23-year-old but there is now thought to be a feeling on both sides that a deal can be structured that will suit both parties. West Brom’s transfer budget this summer was only about £25m.
West Brom target Karlan Grant netted 19 goals in Championship last season for Huddersfield
Yet following the arm injury to Hal Robson-Kanu, Albion are desperately short in the attacking department, meaning they are exploring a deal for King, who can leave the Vitality Stadium.
Grant is desperate to move to the Premier League and Albion believe he is a player who can help the team now, while also increasing his value for the future.
King, meanwhile, is an experienced operator who has 48 goals in 161 top-flight appearances in England. He was close at one point to joining Manchester United during the January transfer window.
Josh King is a transfer target for West Brom and the striker could leave Bournemouth
Albion have only one point from their opening four games and were poor in their 2-0 defeat at Southampton last weekend.
After the game, Bilic said: ‘It’s obvious that we need players, some extra quality to boost our squad. I expect it to happen. We need help. We have to bring somebody in.’
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