Bees Will get it right says striker Grigg
Brentford striker Will Grigg’s move to Griffin Park has finally been rubber stamped and now he just wants to concentrate on putting points on the board for his new club.
A Football League tribunal has ordered the Bees to pay £325,000 up front for the ex-Walsall front man, in a deal that could eventually be worth more than £750,000 to the Saddlers.
The 22-year-old signed a three-year contract at Griffin Park in the summer after his stay at the Banks’s stadium ended, but the value of the deal was only determined at a hearing on Wednesday.
Grigg and Brentford were left frustrated on Monday night as they crashed 2-0 at home to runaway League One leaders Leyton Orient.
But the Northern Ireland international is confident the Bees are not far away from giving him the sort of ammunition that saw him score 20 goals last term to spark his big money move.
“If we get balls in the right areas then I’d like to think I’ll cause any team problems,” he said on Monday.
“We’ve got a great set of lads here. It has been easy to settle in and now we just want to put some points on the board.
“All over the pitch we have good players we just need to make sure we start gelling as a team and turn those 65- minute performances into goals.
“If we keep playing the way we are the points and goals will come.
“If we put three or four performances together and a couple of wins will put us back in the mix.”
Brentford will have to fork out an extra £30,000 for every 20 competitive first team appearances Grigg makes – up to a maximum of 100.
Walsall will be entitled to a further £50,000 if boss Uwe Rosler’s men win promotion to the Championship and another £250,000 in the event Brentford reach the Premier League.
There is also a 20 per cent sell-on clause in the contract.From back page
The deal is thought to be less than both clubs anticpated and Brentford chief executive Mark Devlin was delighted the saga is over.
“We are glad a decision has been reached and Will can now go back to concentrating on his football,” he said.
Grigg made his debut on the opening day of the League One season at Port Vale and scored his first goals against Sheffield United a week later.
The Bees are at Coventry City on Sunday and Grigg is out to add to his goal tally, which stands at two.
“It is a big game. It will be different playing at Northampton,” added Grigg.
“Both sides have 10 points but both have been playing some really good stuff, so I think it will be a good game.”
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