According to a recent report from The Daily Mail, Huddersfield Town are nearing a deal to lure Karlan Grant to the John Smith’s Stadium. The 21-year-old currently plays his football in League One with promotion-chasing Charlton Athletic having come up through the ranks at the Valley, but his excellent goal-scoring efforts for the Addicks this term appear to have attracted the interest of the Terriers.
And a recent report from The Daily Mail suggests that the Premier League outfit are ‘closing’ in on a £2 million move for the forward, although Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are one of plenty of other sides reportedly (as per The Daily Mail) keen on Grant as well.
And with the future outlook seeming a lot brighter at Ibrox than it does at the John Smith’s Stadium, the Charlton starlet should forget about Huddersfield and instead opt for Rangers this month.
Ultimately, things look very bleak indeed for Huddersfield this season given they are sat bottom of the Premier League and ten points adrift of safety, with it looking more and more likely by the day that they will be playing in the Championship next season.
And while they will have the best intentions of immediately returning to the top-flight were that to happen, the likes of Aston Villa, Sunderland, Reading, and Wigan Athletic have proven that it is not a guarantee – and with Charlton eyeing up promotion themselves, it’s arguable that a move to Huddersfield wouldn’t actually be that much of a step up at all.
Whereas things look a lot brighter for Rangers under the stewardship of Gerrard at present to suggest that Grant could seriously reap the rewards from moving to the upwardly-mobile Gers.
The Scottish giants have been in the wilderness for some time now and struggled to a third place finish in the Scottish Premiership last season, although this term looks set to be their most impressive yet given they are just three points adrift of leaders Celtic.
And with Gerrard bringing something of a feel-good factor back to Ibrox after the frankly shambolic reign of Pedro Caixinha, alongside Graeme Murty’s testing stint in charge at the rear end of last season, it looks as though the Light Blues are indeed back and ready to regularly compete at the summit of Scottish football.
And a young player like Grant might well be interested in playing for one of the biggest clubs in the UK in front of a packed house every week, while the likelihood of European football at Ibrox could well be another convincing factor towards a Rangers move.
And the Light Blues themselves could benefit greatly from the 21-year-old’s arrival given he has shone in front of goal in the last two seasons, thus emphasising just how much talent he has and indeed potential to go far in the game.
The forward bagged nine times in just 15 appearances on loan at League Two side Crawley Town in the second half of last season, yet he hasn’t been overawed by the step up upon returning to Charlton this term having already netted 14 times for Lee Bowyer’s side to help them into promotion contention in League One.
As such, it isn’t overly surprising that there are plenty of clubs in for Grant, but with Huddersfield suffering somewhat near the foot of the Premier League, yet Rangers very much heading in the right direction under Gerrard, the 21-year-old should opt for Glasgow as opposed to Yorkshire this month.
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