West Brom could land themselves a one-two sucker-punch on their relegation rivals with another swoop before today’s domestic deadline.
He’ll enter the fray as Slaven Bilic’s no.1 striker soon enough as his other options face a dubious future in the west Midlands.
Both of Charlie Austin and Kenneth Zohore could be moved on to the Championship before 5 pm this evening – just a year after joining the club.
Cardiff City are said to be in talks with Austin whilst Sheffield Wednesday are thought to be keen on Zohore. If the pair leave Albion, then Bilic will only have Grant and Hal Robson-Kanu as his only two options having also played Callum Robinson out of position.
The Welshman is suffering from a broken arm so the need for another forward could be worse than first thought.
And the Baggies should look no further than Watford veteran Troy Deeney, who appears to be free to leave the Hornets following their relegation.
Bilic’s side were linked with a move for the 32-year-old powerhouse earlier in the summer transfer window, which should not come as much of a surprise as sporting and technical director Luke Dowling once held a similar position at the north London club.
With 163 Premier League appearances to his name, Deeney could be exactly what Albion need to help bed their new signing, Grant, in as well as offering a genuine back-up or ‘plan B’.
Deeney has history against the Baggies too – back in 2018, he terrorised Alan Pardew’s side by scoring the only goal of the game – whilst last season, he still bagged ten times, averaging a massive 7.3 aerials won per game, via WhoScored.
He may be a high-earner on £65k-per-week, but this move could be a smart investment, especially if it’s only on a temporary basis. Dowling must beat their top-flight rivals Southampton to the signing.
AND in other news, West Brom must make cut-throat call on £50k-p/w FLOP once dubbed a DREAM…