West Bromwich Albion failed to offload Kamil Grosicki before the January transfer window shut, but it doesn’t necessarily mean he is stuck at The Hawthorns until the summer.
The 32-year-old winger can be released on a free transfer if he is willing to agree a compensation package and agent Tomasz Hajto revealed that there interest from Turkish duo Hatayspor and Fatih Karagümrük, telling Meczyki:
The coach of the Hatayspor team called me. Three days ago, he asked me what Kamil was doing. He is in love with him.
The club did not meet Kamil’s financial requirements. They are the seventh-placed team. This trainer is incredibly fascinated. Until the end, he asked about Kamil. I gave him the number, told him to call him.
Fatih Karagumruk also called me in relation to Kamil. I gave them his number. ‘Grosik’ is highly respected in Turkey. (He) has an amazing reputation there, I was surprised. The president called me and I know that he talked to Kamil.
Grosicki does not seem to have any future at West Brom. He has scored only one goal in 19 games since joining the Baggies from Hull City in January 2020, quickly falling out of favour after Albion were promoted to the Premier League.
The Poland international finds himself behind Matt Phillips, Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira, Robert Snodgrass and Callum Robinson in the wingers’ pecking order, but it remains to be seen what will happen this season.
Grosicki earns £40,000 per week, wages which suitors haven’t been able to match. He turned down an approach from Nottingham Forest on transfer deadline day and has an agent unwilling to lower demands, so it might be a hard sell for West Brom to terminate his contract for less money than it is worth.
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The 32-year-old looks content to run his deal down and not play, but he has a serious decision to make now. If Grosicki would prefer to weigh up his options as a free agent, Albion will have to wait another six months to be rid of him.
However, if he wants to play football for the remainder of the season, he would have to cancel his contract at West Brom and accept compensation.
Unfortunately, the Baggies are losing money either way.