Kamil Grosicki chose to reject a move to Nottingham Forest in January and that decision has proved catastrophic for the winger.
Poland have today announced their 26-man squad for the European Championships in the summer – and Grosicki has missed out.
The 32-year-old hasn’t played since January and turned down the chance to sign for the Reds during the transfer window.
Now, the West Brom performer has been forced to settle for a place among the reserve list and faces an anxious wait.
Grosicki has been a regular for Poland over the last few years and this represents a massive blow.
He has made 83 caps for his country, scoring 17 goals and at 32 this could have been his last chance to play at a major tournament.
Grosicki has turned Forest down twice now in the space of a few months.
The Reds thought a deal had been done on transfer deadline day back in September; only to miss the cut-off by 21 seconds.
Then, in January, Forest were keen to re-enter discussions for the player, although Grosicki wanted to wait for other offers.
Nothing was forthcoming for the £25,000-a-week Baggies player and he’s not featured in a matchday squad since the window closed.
Should Forest return for Grosicki?
Absolutely not. He made his bed in January and now the Polish international should made to lie in it.
Forest have tried three times to lure Grosicki to the City Ground and every time something has happened to make it fall through.
The Reds didn’t help themselves by sending the paperwork in late last summer but on two other occasions, the Polish winger has declined the advances from Forest.
At 32, there is no sell on value with Grosicki and it’s now time for the Reds to park their previous interest and pursue other options instead.
The West Brom man should have plenty of time in the summer to plot his next move.