Time for goodbye? Why it could be time for West Brom to cash in on their 32-year-old veteran star


Why West Brom shouldn’t hesitate to cash in on Kamil Grosicki

According to claims from Polish outlet Meczyki (h/t Nottinghamshire Live), West Brom winger Kamil Grosicki has emerged as a target for Championship outfit Nottingham Forest.

As per the report, Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi is keen to add another winger to his ranks, with the Reds making a lucrative offer to tempt Grosicki away from The Hawthorns to the City Ground. The two-time European champions were interested in signing the Pole back in January but he eventually ended up joining West Brom from Hull City. 


Kamil Grosicki played for Pogon Szczecin, Legia Warsaw, and Jagiellonia Bialystok in his native Poland before completing a move to Turkish top-flight outfit Sivasspor in 2011. He made over 100 appearances for Sivasspor in all competitions and subsequently shot to prominence with Stade Rennes in France.

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Kamil Grosicki joined West Brom from Hull City back in January 2020 (Getty Images)

The 32-year-old was snapped up by Hull City back in January 2017 but he failed to score in 15 Premier League appearances as the Tigers suffered relegation to the Championship. Grosicki, though, went on to establish himself as one of the best creative wingers in the English second-tier over the course of his 3-year spell at the KCOM Stadium.

Grosicki was transferred to West Brom in January 2020 and the Pole went on to register a goal and 3 assists in 14 Championship outings for the Baggies, with only four of them coming as starts. A full international for Poland since 2008, Grosicki has accumulated 75 senior caps for his country and has represented them at two European Championships and the 2018 FIFA World Cup as well.

Grosicki isn’t a key player for West Brom in the top-flight

West Brom’s lack of firepower in front of goal has been one of the key reasons behind their poor start to the Premier League this season. Slaven Bilic hasn’t shown much trust in the likes of Hal Robson-Kanu and Charlie Austin, with Callum Robinson failing miserably to shine as a centre-forward in the top-flight. 

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Grosicki has made only one appearance for the Baggies this season so far (Getty Images)

Despite all their worries up top, though, West Brom have some pretty decent wide attacking options in their ranks. The return of last season’s loan duo of Grady Diangana and Matheus Pereira on permanent deals this summer has handed a significant boost to the Baggies’ chances of surviving in the Premier League.

In Matt Phillips, Bilic has an experienced winger with proven pedigree in the English top-flight to provide the likes of Diangana and Pereira with quality competition. Academy graduate Kyle Edwards played a bit-part role in the Championship last season and is expected to continue as a key squad player at the Hawthorns this term.

West Brom, to that end, are already well-stocked in their wide attacking options and it looks highly unlikely that Kamil Grosicki will play a key role for them in the Premier League moving forward. There are also concerns over his age and the fact that the 32-year-old previously failed to much of an impact in the top-flight earlier in his career at Hull City. 

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Grosicki’s only appearance this season so far came in the 3-0 win over Harrogate in the EFL Cup. The veteran is presently in the treatment room nursing a back injury, which doesn’t really help his chances of challenging for a place in the team either.

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Kamil Grosicki has only one year left to run on his current contract at The Hawthorns. Hence, with West Brom now in the Premier League and competition for places down the flanks already high, it would make perfect sense for the Baggies to cash in on the out-of-favour Pole.

Bilic needs to offload some of his fringe players to make room for some fresh arrivals before next month’s deadline and sacrificing Grosicki should be a no-brainer in that regard.