Nottingham Forest are facing competition to sign Kamil Grosicki from Middlesbrough during the January transfer window.
According to The Sunday Mirror (Page 65), Neil Warnock wants to sign the West Brom winger on loan when the window reopens.
Forest saw the EFL reject their appeal to sign Grosicki after the Reds submitted the relevant paperwork 21 seconds after the deadline.
The Poland international has now been added to West Brom’s 25-man Premier League squad where he will remain until January.
His future at The Hawthorns does look bleak though and a move away from the club could still be on the cards.
Forest have a plethora of wingers but perhaps crucially they are all left-footed – with Chris Hughton likely to want some balance within his squad.
The 32-year-old has scored 14 goals in 75 appearances for his country, recently scoring a hat-trick in a game against Finland.
Last season he fired nine goals and registered seven assists as West Brom won promotion to the Premier League.
Forest were beaten by Middlesbrough yesterday and now Warnock wants to beat the Reds in a different sense.
Grosicki would have been an ideal signing for Hughton but he must now work with what he has.
It would seem likely that Forest still hold an interest in adding him to their ranks when the January window comes around.
Should Forest move on?
At 32, Grosicki would be a signing for the here and now but would have little in the way of sell-on value.
His arrival would almost certainly bump Alex Mighten further down the pecking order, although the academy graduate is somewhat raw.
Forest have tried a failed a few times now to land the Poland international and there’s a sense that perhaps they should look elsewhere.
Hughton might have other targets in mind to help his squad – and younger options at that.
The Forest squad has plenty of players in excess of 30 and they’d perhaps be better off abandoning their pursuit of Grosicki and targetting a different winger.