Why Middlesbrough should have signed Kamil Grosicki in January

Middlesbrough are having a decent season in the Championship and currently sit in fifth place, behind West Bromwich Albion and are seven points off second-placed Norwich City. However, if Boro have any plans of a bid for promotion, then things need to improve and they to add that creative spark to their side. That’s exactly why the Hull Live had revealed that both the Championship side and AS Monaco were interested in Hull City star Kamil Grosicki.

The 30-year-old has been at his very best so far this season for the Tigers, producing 10 goals in 23 appearances and on par to beat his last season’s record. However, not only Grosicki has been a key player at Hull City despite them being in 13th position, the Polish international has been among their best stars.

For Middlesbrough however, bringing in Grosicki could have added another dimension to their play and eased the burden on their midfield. At the moment, Boro’s assists and creative decisions have solely comes from the midfield, with 17 assists out of the 33 assists coming from central midfielders.

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Grosicki on the other hand, thanks to his versatility and composure on the ball can play as either a winger, a wide midfielder or even as a number ten. This has eased the attacking burden on Tony Pulis’ men and even improved it if a move had been made.

However, what may concern the Boro faithful, is the 30-year-old’s inconsistent performances for Hull City, as despite having the ability, Grosicki sometimes disappears in-games.

However, that has changed this year, with the Polish star displaying more consistency, having had to work harder under Nigel Adkins. This simply could have added to his value at Middlesbrough, but given that Hull City resisted the urge to sell arguably one of their best players on transfer deadline day, Pulis’ men couldn’t force the hand.

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They did have other targets, which included Newcastle United star Jacob Murphy, but no move materialized, despite the Gazette Live reporting that a deal was close to fruition. The Championship side needed another winger to their squad, failing to bring any could leave them in a situation where the dependency on midfield increases to create the chance for the front men.

If Boro are to play Premier League football next season, they must hope these transfer failings don’t come back to haunt them in May.

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