Podcaster Justin Peach has recently made a claim about West Bromwich Albion’s signing of striker Karlan Grant.
Peach appeared on the latest episode of the Second Tier podcast and the panel discussed multiple transfers in the English game. One transfer that they talked about was Grant’s recent move to West Brom from Huddersfield Town. Peach believes that the Englishman is a Premier League striker in the making and he is incredibly efficient in front of goal.
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Peach had high praise for the striker and he feels that Grant is a Premier League striker in the making.
He said: “I’m a big fan of it mainly because I think Karlan Grant is a Premier League striker in the making. He takes his chances, he’s incredibly efficient in his chance conversion, one of the best in the league last season – he was playing for a club that weren’t creating many chances. So, they needed a striker who could put chances away.
“Obviously [in] the season before that, he took to the Premier League so easily in a team that was genuinely terrible. They were almost as bad as that Derby team in their maiden Premier League season in 2007. They were that bad. And obviously, you get a striker who is young and putting chances away and only for £1.5 million, it is a good deal.”
For Huddersfield in the 2019/20 campaign, Grant had found the back of the net 19 times in the Championship while playing 43 games. He also came up with four assists for the Terriers (as per Transfermarkt).
In the 2018/19 season, he had played in the Premier League for Huddersfield and had contributed to five goals in 13 appearances. So Grant offers some Premier League experience to West Brom and adds some goals to the team as well. He is still only 23 and might improve as a player in the future. So it is understandable why Peach is happy about this transfer.