West Brom fans are over the moon with the news that the club has completed a deal to sign Karlan Grant on a permanent basis from Huddersfield.
On Thursday night, the Baggies announced that Grant, 23, has joined the Baggies on a six-year contract to finally end the club’s search for a new striker.
Since winning promotion from the Championship and signing Grant, 115 days had passed, which just goes to show how long Albion spent trying to bolster Slaven Bilic’s forward options.
That delay came at a cost with West Brom failing to win their opening four matches but it remains to be seen whether Grant, who’s made just 13 Premier League appearances in his career, can get the goals to keep Albion in the top-flight past the end of this season.
Based on the reaction on Twitter, West Brom fans are confident he can do that, with one or two even saying – hopefully jokingly – that Europe is now on the cards for the Black Country club.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
He’s here and he’s beautiful
— Jack ⚡️ (@WBAPlug) October 15, 2020
Top 6 anyone ? https://t.co/STyonbDP7X
— Alf Lloyd-Perks (@Alf_Lloyd_Perks) October 15, 2020
This is everything that we asked for thankyou😍 never been so happy to see the signing of a player then I am grant knowing we’ve actually got a goal scorer now😭 no excuses now!! https://t.co/yzrgeLpoXE
— Liam (@LiamRobertoooo) October 15, 2020
Give us the league 😍🔥 https://t.co/ZehaLSZCkv
— Tom Davis (@TomDavisSHU) October 15, 2020
What a signing. Europe here we come. https://t.co/mRrgFiCDdt
— Big Baz (@TheBeastow) October 15, 2020
Great signing https://t.co/zZTWLCeKTP
— Corey Taylor (@coreyWBA) October 15, 2020
— Luke Baker (@LJB150192) October 15, 2020
Dowling has done it again six years !!!!! https://t.co/YTGFZ4xurC
— FGVWBA1878 (@fgvwba1878) October 15, 2020
— emma iannarilli (@fashion_mommyWM) October 15, 2020
F I N A L L Y 👏👏 https://t.co/Wh5t9mvjZA
— Katie 💙🤍 (@kate_wba) October 15, 2020
Grant’s not going to score the goals to get us into Europe – although we’d like to be proved wrong on that – but we’re hopeful that he can score the goals to keep West Brom in the Premier League.
Albion have been on the hunt for a new striker for months but they’ve still managed to score five goals in their opening four Premier League matches, as well as an extra five in two Carabao Cup matches.
Goals haven’t been as much a problem as we thought they would be but defending has been.
We’ve seen some cricket scores to start off the new Premier League season and it’s likely that West Brom will be involved in more high-scoring fixtures as the campaign goes on.
Let’s just hope we’re on the right end of those high-scoring matches.
In other West Brom news, this Baggies star is open to a move to MLS in January.