According to The Daily Mail (print edition, 23rd January, page 65), Middlesbrough and West Bromwich Albion have expressed an interest in signing in-demand Charlton Athletic forward Karlan Grant.
Grant has been attracting attention from several Championship sides having notched 14 goals in 27 League One fixtures so far this season. But with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, Charlton may be willing to cash in on the 21 year old and let him leave for a cut price.
Grant broke onto the scene after being loaned to League Two side Crawley Town last season, and scored nine goals in 15 games for the Reds. Since then he has been in fine form for Charlton, and has helped them to fourth place in the table, four points off top spot.
The Daily Mail reports that Grant could be allowed to leave The Valley for as little as £2 million, which could be seen as a bargain for the admiring Championship duo.
West Brom and Middlesbrough also face competition from the Premier League with Huddersfield Town expressing an interest. The Terriers are the lowest scorers in the top flight and are looking at bolstering their attacking options.
Similarly, Middlesbrough are the lowest scorers in the top half of the Championship, and as reported on The72 this week, Tony Pulis’ side would be willing to listen to offers for three of their strikers. Britt Assombalonga, Rudy Gestede and Ashley Fletcher could all be shown the exit door, which could see Grant come in.
West Brom are the divisions top scorers, and Grant would be competing with Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle, who have 28 goals between them, three less than Middlesbrough have scored as a team.