Karlan Grant: Inside track on West Brom's new striker

West Brom have sealed the signing of long-term target Karlan Grant - with the striker joining in a £15m deal. But what do you know about him?

Karlan Grant new signing for West Bromwich Albion. (AMA)
Karlan Grant new signing for West Bromwich Albion. (AMA)

We decided to take a proper look at the forward, so we enlisted the help of the team at Huddersfield Town podcast 'And He Takes That Chance' to get the inside track on him.

Here's what they had to say.

What type of striker is Karlan Grant, where do most of his goals come from?

He’s not an out and out striker.

Most of his goals seem to come playing on the left side of a three. He's lethal coming in onto his right foot.

He's a decent penalty taker too, he's only missed one for the Terriers.

He's obviously had some real success at Huddersfield, what are his strengths and weaknesses?

His weakness is he can drift out of games that aren’t going for him or the team.

Huddersfield Town's Karlan Grant

He's not really a ‘sleeves rolled up’ type.

He’s got the arrogance a good striker needs. He has those games when you just know he’s going to score.

Are the Huddersfield Town fans sad to see him leave the club, and why?

I think most fans will be pretty ‘meh’ to see him go as long as we reinvest in the team, definitely up front.

It’s been a drawn out saga and just needs ending. He’s not really been here since the return after lockdown... You could even argue that's been the case since January.

What's his injury record like, is he a player that misses many games?

He's not suffered from injuries whilst he’s been here.

It looks as though it could be a permanent deal totalling £15m for Grant, do you think he's worth that kind of money? And do you think he'll handle the PL well?

I think £15m is probably about right. But when you see Ollie Watkins going for £33m though you could argue we should be getting £20m.

Huddersfield Town's Karlan Grant

I think he’ll do ok in Premier League. His short spell in the top flight with us saw him bag four in 12 as part of a dreadful team that simply didn’t score goals.

He has definite potential and if he's played in the right way he will get goals.

I wish him well, without his goals we’d be in League One now.

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