Nottingham Forest are reportedly considering a move for Hull City winger Kamil Grosicki.
According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (26/5; Page 69), the Reds are seriously interested in signing the 30-year-old. Martin O’Neill wants the Reds to make a £2.5 million bid.
Grosicki’s future at the KCOM Stadium is currently in doubt, despite him enjoying a superb season with the Tigers in the Championship.
The Poland international still has a year left on his current contract. However, the Nottingham Post reported that he does have the option to extend his current deal by a further year. Nigel Adkins will be desperate to see him remain with the Tigers.
However, if the winger doesn’t extend his current deal, this will be the club’s last chance to cash-in before he can begin to negotiate with other clubs in January.
Grosicki has undoubtedly been one of the Tigers’ best players last season. Both Grosicki and Jarrod Bowen almost fired Adkins’ side to an unlikely play-off finish. In the 39 appearances he made in the Championship last season, he picked up nine goals and 12 assists. He was one of the most productive wingers in the division.
As a result of this, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him move on over the summer. He’ll want to be challenging for a place in the Premier League next season. The Tigers may not be able to match his ambition.
Martin O’Neill has already spoken about wanting to add to his attacking personnel this summer. The Reds often struggled to create many chances in the second half of this season. This was one reason why they were unable to ultimately secure a place in the play-offs.
The Reds are currently lacking in wide areas. It would be a surprise if they didn’t sign at least one winger this season. Grosicki isn’t the first winger to have been linked with a move. Portsmouth’s Jamal Lowe has also been linked, whilst Bristol City’s Callum O’Dowda has also been touted by Bristol Live.
It could be argued that Grosicki is a better option than both of them. Grosicki’s experience and expertise from set-pieces would be a real asset for the Reds next season. He could prove to be the difference in matches.
However, as with most transfers, one of the main issues could be the amount of money involved. There’s no chance of the Reds sealing a deal until they reduce their 32-man squad. This has to be the priority before any signings are made.
But there’s no doubt that Grosicki is the sort of signing the Reds need to be making over the next few months.