West Bromwich Albion could have to spend over £20million if they are to sign Huddersfield Town striker Karlan Grant this month, according to Alan Nixon of The Sun.
The Baggies are currently top of the Championship table following an excellent start to the season, but head coach Slaven Bilic is still keen to strengthen squad in the transfer market this month and is on the lookout for a new striker.
The Baggies have been linked with several different forwards over the past few weeks, and BirminghamLive reported earlier today that the club have turned their attention Huddersfield striker Grant.
The 22-year-old is a key player for Huddersfield and has scored twelve goals in 27 Championship appearances for the Terriers.
However, according to Nixon, West Brom could have to spend over £20million if they are to sign Grant.
The journalist delivered an update on the transfer news on Twitter earlier today and revealed that Albion are likely to have to pay more to sign Grant than they would to sign Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle.
Bigger fee than Gayle. Smaller wages though. https://t.co/NDZoILZVZM
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) January 15, 2020
Gayle scored 24 goals while on loan at West Brom last season and has been linked with a return to The Hawthorns this month.
The Telegraph reported earlier this week that Newcastle are open to letting Gayle go out on loan, but also stated that the club wanting to sign him would have to commit to paying £20million for him should they win promotion.
This latest update from Nixon claims that Grant is likely to cost West Brom more than that, although his wages would be cheaper than Gayle’s reported £60,000-a-week salary.
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Grant is a very good player and he’s been in great form for Huddersfield so far this season. He could be a very good signing for West Brom, although if what Nixon is saying is true, it looks like they could have to spend some serious money if they’re to get him.
It’s easy to understand why Huddersfield would want so much for their star striker. He’s so crucial to the way that they play and if he were to leave, they could face dropping down to League One without being able to rely on his goals.
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