Loan | Karlan Grant is a Bluebird
Cardiff City Football Club are excited to announce that forward Karlan Grant has joined the Club on a season-long loan from West Bromwich Albion, subject to clearance.
The 25-year-old began his career with Charlton Athletic, netting 14 League One goals in 2018/19 which earnt him a move to the Premier League with Huddersfield Town.
Grant scored 19 goals in 43 matches for Town during the 2019/20 campaign, the fourth-highest tally in the Championship that season, and joined West Brom in October 2020 ahead of their return to the top flight.
The forward has spent the past three years in the Midlands, including the Premier League campaign of 2020/21, where he played alongside current Bluebirds Callum Robinson and Romaine Sawyers. In total, Grant has netted 24 goals in 101 matches for Albion.
Speaking at Cardiff City Stadium after completing his loan move, the striker said: “I’m absolutely delighted. I can’t wait to meet my new teammates and the manager, and get started.
“I spoke with the manager, and he said nothing but good things about the Club. I know how big the stadium is, and I know how good the crowd can be. I’ve got a few friends here as well.
“Callum Robinson and I got on really well when we were at West Brom, and we’re actually still very close. He’s a good friend of mine and we complement each other when we play together, so hopefully we can replicate that.”
Commenting on his new recruit, Bluebirds boss Erol Bulut added: "Karlan will bring goals, speed and work rate to this team. He works hard on the pitch, not just offensively but in defence as well.
“Now, we have a few players like Karlan who can play in different positions. He can play as a winger, but we can also use him as a striker and a second striker.
“I am very excited, and happy that we have these attacking players. All of them are good goalscorers and playmakers who can make assists. They can win games and change the table by getting results for us.”
Welcome to the Welsh capital, Karlan!