Pogoń Szczecin have been linked with a move for Kamil Grosicki and were tipped to sign him before the Polish transfer window shut on February 24, but owner Jaroslaw Mroczek recently revealed that a deal is now dead in the water because they can’t afford the 32-year-old.
He told Interia Sport (h/t Sport Witness): “To be honest with you, there has been nothing to do with the last few weeks. The information in the media that we are close to an agreement with Grosicki is at most a symptom of the willingness of certain people who would like to actually bring Kamil in.
“It’s true, I do not hide that there was a conversation about Kamil’s possibly returning to Pogón, but it was a really short conversation. Simply put: Kamil’s financial expectations are very high and we cannot afford to meet them. Therefore, I can assure you that you won’t see Grosik in Pogón in spring.”
Grosicki is on the periphery at West Bromwich Albion and is out of contract this summer, so the Baggies have tried to offload him in the last two transfer windows.
A move to Nottingham Forest fell through last summer because the deal wasn’t completed before deadline and a move to Forest in January fell through because Grosicki rejected their offer.
The 32-year-old was linked with clubs in Turkey, but it was Pogoń who looked most likely to sign him. The PKO Ekstraklasa side were keen to bring Grosicki back to the Stadion Florian Krygier but there was always the problem of his wages.
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West Brom have now run out of suitors, so the Grosicki will be forced to run his deal down without playing. He’s made only five appearances in all competitions this season (Transfermarkt) and is unlikely to get in ahead of Robert Snodgrass, Matt Phillips, Callum Robinson, Grady Diangana and Matheus Pereira so he may not play for Albion again.