Telegraph journalist John Percy has delivered more details about the imminent Karlan Grant transfer to West Brom.
The twist in a seemingly never-ending tale came on Wednesday when it was revealed that Grant would be signing on a permanent deal rather than a loan with an obligation to buy.
And Percy claimed that Grant would be signing a whopping six-year deal, with the transfer fee being spread over the course of that period.
He had said earlier that the fee was £15m, which would see West Brom pay £2.5m-a-year for the Huddersfield striker.
Percy said that this was “very much a Covid transfer”.
More on Grant; he is set to sign a six-year contract with #wba. The transfer fee will be spread over the period of that deal. Very much a Covid transfer
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) October 14, 2020
Better deal for everyone
Percy had joked earlier on Wednesday that the two clubs had been “in talks since 1986” and fans will definitely attest to that.
The deal that West Brom have seemingly worked out would explain that, and it definitely sounds that almost every option for the deal has been discussed.
On Wednesday, talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan was quizzed by Alex Crook over whether the loan-to-buy was good for Huddersfield.
Jordan claimed if it was the only deal on the table then it would be. However, it looks like Huddersfield have decided that a permanent transfer is better, even if it means waiting six years for all their money.
It takes the risk out of the equation for them if the worst happens and West Brom go on to be relegated.
Thankfully, with Grant providing Slaven Bilic with more firepower, we don’t think that’s going to happen.
And, after a tortuous summer when it seemed that the Baggies were really struggling to land a striker, we’re very happy that this deal looks like it will be going through on Thursday.