West Brom finally completed the signing of Karlan Grant from Huddersfield Town on Thursday evening.

The Baggies eventually brought in Slaven Bilic’s number one target after weeks of negotiating on a permanent deal.

Steve Madeley of the Athletic shared it was an undisclosed fee, while also sharing that Grant had signed a six-year deal at the Hawthorns.

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That may have surprised some, with a real signal of intent from the Baggies.

One of those it has shocked is Albion legend Daryl Burgess, who shared his reaction on his personal Twitter account on Friday.

“Wow,” he wrote. “The Karlan Grant deal – six years.”

This is a real sign of trust in Grant, who will be the number one recognised central striker at West Brom for a number of years to come.

The 23-year-old scored 19 goals last season, and Bilic has been screaming out for that in the final third so far in the Premier League.

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West Brom have so far had to rely on Callum Robinson has their central striker, and his two goals against Chelsea are his only returns.

Grant is set for his debut against Burnley, with Robinson likely to miss the clash after being in isolation after international duty with the Republic of Ireland.

This will be Grant’s second taste of Premier League action after the striker scored four goals in his nine starting appearances in 2019.

Burgess may be shocked at this deal right now, but a debut goal against Burnley would certainly help many like him understand.

In other West Brom news, senior player set for Baggies exit with personal talks underway

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5 COMMENTS

  1. At last after many months we have 1 striker , so where is the other 1 , Troy Deeney .If we are going to survive in this league we need versatility in all areas .Also need Defenders as we have a lot of leaks & is doubtful we will be able to consistently score more goals than the opposition . I think some people are not in touch with how we are supposed to play football .It is so simple stop the ball going into our net get the ball into the oppositions net , what is hard about that ?
    Sadly we have done nothing to stop the horrendous amount of goals conceded
    Next game is crucial , we stall see . My prediction West Brom 2 Burnley 2

  2. Shocking we need another striker what happens if grant gets injured 🤷‍♂️ Relegation for me unless this frat scores 15 goals before Christmas

  3. Just a point. A good striker will score every other game. Robinson has scored 2 in 4. That’s a good return. So Robinson hasn’t “only” anything.

  4. A top striker will score a goal every other game. That’s what Robinson has done. So why say he’s only scored twice? 4 games. Twice. Good stats.

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