West Brom manager Valerien Ismael sees Karlan Grant as a wide player rather than a striker, journalist Luke Hatfield has told Football FanCast.
Grant was signed by former West Brom boss Slaven Bilic last year and was mostly used as a No.9 under the Croatian.
In the previous Premier League campaign, Grant made 12 appearances up front, managing just one goal.
The 23-year-old was much more prolific in his last Championship season, however, which bodes well for his new manager.
During the 2019/20 campaign, Grant managed to score 19 goals for former club Huddersfield Town before his move to The Hawthorns.
On what could be in store next for the Englishman, Hatfield of the Express & Star said:
“I think Bilic saw him when he was manager as a striker. I don’t think that’s the case under Ismael. I think Ismael very much sees him as a wide player
“I think he himself probably sees himself as a wide forward as well to be honest with you, as someone who can cut in off that left flank.”
All things considered, it is definitely something worth considering once the new season commences.
Ismael needs to try and get Grant firing again and if he can, it will obviously give West Brom’s promotion hopes a massive boost.