Charlton Athletic handed Huddersfield Town a clinical ace and £13m profit: View

Karlan Grant was sold after a season and a half with the Terriers. Karlan Grant joined Huddersfield Town from Charlton Athletic in 2019, and the Terriers made a significant profit when he departed for West Brom in 2020.

Grant was born in Thamesmead, London, and graduated from Charlton’s development academy before making his professional debut for the club against Norwich City in September 2014 at the age of 17.

He scored three goals in 37 appearances for the Addicks in his first three and a half seasons before joining Crawley Town on loan in January 2018, where he scored nine goals in 15 League Two games.

After a fruitful six months at Charlton in 2018/19, he scored 14 goals in 28 league games before joining Premier League Huddersfield Town for a reported £2,000,000 in January 2019. Following relegation to the Championship that season, he had a successful 2019/20 season before returning to the Premier League with West Brom in October 2020 for £15,000,000.

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Huddersfield fans will remember the 26-year-old striker fondly, as well as his eventual departure, which set a joint club record.

Success with the Terriers

Grant made an immediate impression in the Premier League after coming for a bargain price from League One Charlton, netting his first goal in his second outing for Huddersfield in a 2-1 loss to Arsenal.

Despite scoring twice at West Ham and once at Watford before the conclusion of the season, he was unable to keep the Terriers from relegation to the Championship in their second season back in the top division.

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A tumultuous second-tier season followed, but Grant enjoyed his football under new manager Danny Cowley, finishing fourth in the league with 19 goals in 43 league appearances as the club finished in 18th place.

After expressing a desire to return to the Premier League, he signed a six-year contract with West Brom for a sum likely to be worth up to £15 million, becoming the club’s second-most expensive signing in history and earning Huddersfield a tidy £13 million profit just 21 months after his arrival.

Ups and downs for the Baggies Since leaving the Terriers, Grant has had both good and bad times with the Baggies, and he initially struggled to adjust to life back in the Premier League.

With only one goal in 14 starts in the 2020/21 season, he failed to save the club from relegation and was nearly quickly relegated.

Despite a poor start in 2021/22, he came into his own as a left-winger under Valerien Ismael and had his greatest season at the club from September to November 2021, scoring seven goals in eight games.

Grant had another Championship season to remember, scoring 18 goals in 44 league games, despite the club’s disappointing 10th-place finish.

Grant has now played 35 games for West Brom, scoring five goals, before joining Cardiff City on loan at the start of the 2023/24 season after falling out of favour with Baggies manager Carlos Corberan.

He has six league goals in 39 appearances for the Bluebirds, but he is yet to determine where he wants to play beyond this season.



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