Huddersfield Town have opened talks with Charlton Athletic over the signing of striker Karlan Grant, according to Sky Sports News.
The Terriers are keen to add some firepower to their ranks this season as they try to drag themselves out of relegation trouble and new manager Jan Siewart has identified the 21-year-old as somebody who could do that.
Grant has scored 14 League One goals in 28 appearances for the Addicks this season becoming one of the Football League’s most highly-rated prospects in the process.
However, with his contract set to expire in the summer and with no new deal yet to be agreed, Huddersfield will be confident of landing the striker with Charlton possibly tempted to cash in now rather than risk losing him for nothing in June.
Lee Bowyer’s side are currently in the midst of an automatic promotion push in League One, currently sat in fourth place but just three points behind second-placed Luton Town.
This weekend sees them clash with fellow promotion hopefuls Peterborough United at the Abax Stadium but it remains to be seen whether Grant will still be with the club for the trip.
This is a smart long-term signing for the Terriers but is a risk in the short-term.
Whilst he has impressed in League One this season, making the step up to the Premier League is no mean feat and it could be a signing with a view to the Championship next season.
It is a huge loss for Charlton however and one that the fans will want to see rectified and soon.