West Brom are no longer interested in signing Troy Deeney as they have secured their ‘key target’ by signing Karlan Grant from Huddersfield, according to Adam Leventhal.
The Watford forward was linked with a move to the Hawthorns over the summer, but it seemed Deeney was always a potential back-up option if the Baggies were unable to sign Grant.
Following the imminent arrival of the Huddersfield striker, The Athletic’s Adam Leventhal shared on update from his personal Twitter account that said the ‘option of WBA is all but ended’ as a potential destination for Deeney.
#WatfordFC transfer latest
Deeney: appears option of WBA is all but ended with imminent arrival of Karlan Grant from Huddersfield who was Slaven Bilic’s key target. Looking increasingly likely he’ll stay at VR as other options unclear at this stage. @TheAthleticUK
— Adam Leventhal (@AdamLeventhal) October 15, 2020
Leventhal also said that is ‘increasingly likely’ that Deeney will stay at Vicarage Road beyond Friday’s transfer deadline meaning he will stay a Watford player for the next couple of months at least.
Grant should be an Albion player by the time the EFL transfer deadline closes on Friday and with this, Slaven Bilic will have completed one of his major tasks for this summer, which was to bring in a forward who can score the goals the keep the Baggies in the Premier League.
West Brom were linked to a whole host of strikers this summer, including Deeney’s Watford teammate Andre Gray. But Grant was always Bilic’s preferred choice and it seems as though the Baggies boss has finally got his man.
Grant hasn’t featured for Huddersfield this season due to the ongoing transfer saga, but Baggies fans, and indeed Bilic, will be hoping that he can hit the ground running as Albion are still searching for their first Premier League win of the season.
The 23-year-old could make his Albion debut when his new side take on Burnley in the Premier League on Monday night. With Callum Robinson likely to miss out and Hal Robson-Kanu definitely missing the game, Grant could be the only striker available to Bilic. If he does start hopefully he can get his Baggies career off to winning and scoring start.
In other West Brom news, a Baggies loanee has returned to the club for treatment on an injury.