Several West Brom supporters have expressed their concerns after a new contract clause for Kamil Grosicki was revealed.
According to Polish outlet Meczyki, the winger will stay at The Hawthorns this month and fight for his place in Sam Allardyce’s squad.
The report goes on to add that the winger is just one appearance away from a wage increase.
Meczyki report that the player, who currently earns £35,000 per week, will pocket an extra £5,000 a week on his current deal when he reaches his next appearance milestone.
With Charlie Austin now out on loan, that new deal wage could make him the club’s third-best paid player behind Jake Livermore and Kieran Gibbs, according to Sportac.
West Brom simply cannot afford to have a player who costs them £40,000 a week just watch on from the sidelines.
It leaves Sam Allardyce with a decision to make; play him, or sell him – and do it quickly.
Grosicki has made just one substitute appearance int he Premier League this season, so it was clear that he was not in Slaven Bilic’s plans.
The report from Meczyki claims that Nottingham Forest and PAOK were interested in him this month.
If Albion can come out of January with a large chunk of Austin and Grosicki’s wages off their bill, that would have to be considered as a very good window.
Freeing up that money could allow the club to potentially bring in more experienced Premier League players to help in their fight against relegation.
That being said, if the club cannot move him on, Allardyce may have no option but to play him.
While he did not score during his previous Premier League stint with Hull, he did record an impressive five assists in 15 appearances.
With 80 caps for his country, Grosicki is one of the more experienced players in the West Brom squad and that could be appreciated by Allardyce.
These West Brom fans have been reacting to the news online and it is fair to say, most of them were not impressed.
4K a week is too much. https://t.co/AmamM7rRyi
— The Hatton Scarf (@TheHattonScarf) January 13, 2021
35k a week😭 https://t.co/MPKKFkB2eS
— Matt Lay (@mattlay98) January 13, 2021
Get rid ASAP https://t.co/Y0JHQvQd99
— alf (@alfwbaV3) January 13, 2021
These contracts if true make no sense. Whoever is drawing them up needs to be fired
— ian griffiths (@griffraces) January 13, 2021
Whoever give these players these contracts needs sacking how can our non starting players be on more money then our starting 11 what a shambles
— Scott Jones (@scottwjones1988) January 13, 2021
Jesus, they must have had a low number of games to trigger that clause
— dchantry (@dchantry) January 13, 2021
— Jack Ormrod (@JWba1996) January 13, 2021
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