Why Wolves should reignite their interest in Karlan Grant

Back in November, The Sun (h/t Birmingham Live) suggested that Wolves were monitoring Huddersfield Town star Karlan Grant ahead of the January transfer window. However, a move didn’t materialize and the centre-forward stayed put at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Grant, 22, came through the ranks of Charlton Athletic’s youth system and was sent on loan to Cambridge United and Crawley Town. After making 98 appearances for the Addicks, he moved to West Yorkshire with Huddersfield Town in January 2019.

The youngster scored 14 goals last season in League One for Charlton and went on to find the back of the net 4 times for the Terriers in the Premier League before they got relegated to the second-tier. However, he has been in excellent form for the Championship side this season and has already racked up 18 goals and 4 assists in 40 games across all competitions.

Karlan Grant has established himself as one of the best strikers in the Championship (Getty Images)
Karlan Grant has established himself as one of the best strikers in the Championship (Getty Images)

He is one of the best forwards in the second-tier and his performances haven’t gone unnoticed as promotion-chasers West Brom and Brentford are also keen on Grant, as per Sky Sports.

Grant could add depth to the Wolves attack

At the moment, Wolves have just one established centre-forward in their ranks in Raul Jimenez. He has been brilliant throughout the campaign, leading the line perfectly with 15 goals to his name in the league. However, the Mexican international has attracted a lot of interest from Europe and has been heavily linked with a move away from Molineux.

Jimenez’s departure would leave the Midlands club with just two strikers in their ranks. One is Leo Bonatini, who is currently on loan Vitoria Guimaraes and the other one is Leonardo Campana, a 19-year-old striker who arrived from Barcelona in winter. Thus, with a lack of quality up front, they should make a move for a striker in the summer and must reignite their interest in Grant.

Karlan Grant celebrates after scoring a goal (Getty Images)
Karlan Grant celebrates after scoring a goal (Getty Images)

Grant has been in sensational form in the last two seasons, scoring a number of goals for both Charlton and the Terriers. He already has some experience in the Premier League with Huddersfield and could be a decent addition to the squad irrespective of Jimenez’s departure/availability. He would definitely add depth to the squad whilst also bringing in healthy competition.

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Verdict

At 22, Grant is at the right time of his life to take his game to the next level. At the same time, Wolves are at the risk of losing their star striker. So bringing in a young centre-forward with an eye for the future would do them a world of good. Thus, they should revive their interest in Grant this summer.

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