Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton has said that he is still awaiting a decision from the EFL over Kamil Grosicki’s transfer from West Brom.
Forest and Albion agreed a deal for the Polish winger on deadline day, but Grosicki is yet to be confirmed as a Forest player as the relevant paperwork was reportedly submitted seconds after the deadline closed.
On Tuesday, Hughton told Nottinghamshire Live that the decision is still with the football league and that he’s hoping for a speedy resolution.
He said, “As a manager, I’m very much hoping it’s going to be soon. I can only pass on the information I’ve been given, and that is that it’s still very much in the hands of the club and the Football League.
“But let’s hope there’s a decision as soon as possible. It’s something we all want to happen, and happen as quickly as possible”.
Grosicki tweeted last week and alluded to the fact that a decision may be made on Tuesday (Today), with him tweeting #Tuesday and the scales of justice emoji.
— Kamil Grosicki (@GrosickiKamil) October 24, 2020
But the Tuesday deadline suggested by the 32-year-old looks set to pass without a decision made on where he will be playing his football this season. He will be able to be added to Albion’s Premier League squad should his transfer fall though so he may have a future at The Hawthorns.
The issue with the transfer is that the paperwork was submitted just after the transfer deadline. Athletic journalist Steve Madeley has revealed that the forms were reportedly submitted just 21 seconds after the 17.00 deadline. Forest’s lawyers are now arguing that because it was still 17.00 and not 17.01, that the deal should be approved.
The wait goes on for both Forest and Albion fans as it is now approaching two weeks since both clubs signed off on a deal. This saga is quite frankly ridiculous. Forest have to take some of the blame for not submitting the papers on time. But the EFL also have to come to a decision sooner rather than later as at this point they are making themselves look rather incompetent.
In other West Brom news, Karlan Grant has tweeted after opening his Baggies account.