West Brom finally completed the signing of Huddersfield Town forward Karlan Grant on Thursday evening.
The new Baggies forward put pen-to-paper on a six-year contract at the Hawthorns, after a £15million deal was agreed between the two clubs.
There were question marks over the fee, with finances previously an issue in the deal after the earlier signing of Grady Diangana.
Sky Sports have shared how the Baggies have managed to pull off this deal, and it could show a Luke Dowling masterclass.
Reporting on their live-blog [16/10, 14:57 pm], West Brom have managed to negotiate instalments across Grant’s six-year contract.
The Baggies will now pay £2.5million every year of Grant’s contract, meaning they will spend £15million in total for the 23-year-old.
It is said to suit Huddersfield too, who will now have an annual income for six years after their parachute payments expire from the Premier League.
This is a Dowling masterclass.
West Brom have brought in a top-quality striker worth up to £15million, and they have only spent an initial £2.5million.
Even if the Baggies are relegated, they will only be tied down to spending £2.5million each year – something that will be easily sustainable.
Getting rid of the high wages of the likes of Charlie Austin and Kenneth Zohore could make this the perfect end to this transfer window.
Slaven Bilic has got the one player he wanted in the final third, and the Albion have managed to do it as cheap as possible despite their financial constraints.
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