Karlan Grant makes permanent transfer to Premier League club Huddersfield Town

Karlan Grant has joined Premier League side Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee.

The Addicks academy graduate joined the club as a 12-year-old in 2009 and made his senior debut in 2014 before going on to make a total of 98 appearances and scoring 21 goals.

He had previously spent spells on loan with Cambridge United in 2016 as well as a successful loan with Crawley Town last term prior to a fruitful start to the 2018/19 season which has seen him hit the target 14 times.

Charlton Athletic Manager Lee Bowyer said: “Karlan has worked hard to improve, not just with the goals he’s scored – he’s provided goals and worked hard off out of possession. It’s a shame to lose him. He’s a young player with drive and wants to be the best he can be and play at the highest level possible.

“I spoke to Karlan and I wished him all the best. I thanked him for his efforts, for his professionalism. He’s been very good. He’s wanted to learn and he has learnt. Now he’s gone on to do what every kid wants to do and that is play in the Premier League.” 

Charlton Athletic Academy Manager Steve Avory said: “It’s been a long and enjoyable journey with Karlan since he came to us at 12-years-old. People forget he’s still only 21. He made his first team debut at 17 and he’s really established himself in the first team this season, it can be a rollercoaster journey. He’s shown determination, desire and resilience along the way which is needed if you are going to prove yourself.

“He’s the best goalscorer that I’ve worked with at Academy level and it’s exactly that which has got him this move. 

“Karlan is a good player and a good person and we wish him the best going forward.”

Karlan Grant said: “I would like to thank Charlton for the past 10 years. It’s been a crazy journey with some amazing times.

“I would like to thank Bows and Jacko (Johnnie Jackson) this season in particular for helping me grow as a player and also the lads who have been brilliant to me.

“Steve Avory, Joe Francis and Jason Euell have all been there since I’ve started. They’ve helped me through my journey from the academy all the way up to the first team and I can’t thank them enough for that. 

“Charlton is a special club and I hope they achieve promotion this season and success in the future.”

Everyone at Charlton Athletic wishes him well in his future career.  

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