Kamil Grosicki has confirmed he is staying at West Brom for the rest of the season after the winger failed to find a new club.
Poland’s transfer window slammed shut on Wednesday night amid speculation that Grosicki, 32, was in talks over terminating his deal at The Hawthorns and joining Legia Warsaw on a free transfer.
Polsat Sport reported last week that the Poland international was closing in on an agreement with Legia Warsaw after lowering his wage demands while Interia Sport added that the winger was trying to terminate his £40,000-a-week contract at the Albion.
However, Grosicki has now spoken out about his future at West Brom.
Speaking to Polish newspaper Super Express, he said: “I am staying 100 per cent [at] West Bromwich Albion.”
Whether Grosicki gets any game-time for West Brom between now and the end of his contract remains to be seen.
European Championship hopes over?
One of the main reasons Grosicki wanted to leave West Brom was so that he could get into the Poland squad for the European Championships this summer.
Earlier this month, head of the Polish FA Zbigniew Boniek told Interia Sport that Grosicki must be playing for his club in order to get into the Polish squad.
He said: “I have a soft spot for him, we sometimes write on social media. But the representation must be played by players who are in shape and who play every day.”
Grosicki has not featured in any of Sam Allardyce’s matchday squads in the Premier League since assisting Matheus Pereira’s goal in the 2-1 defeat at West Ham on January 19.
He’s missed six winless matches since then so a decision must be made on whether Grosicki should be left to rot until his contract expires or is re-integrated into the first team.
It seems pretty clear he doesn’t have a future at The Hawthorns so in the long-term, leaving him out makes sense as it offers more chances to players who will be with the Baggies next season.
But with the club in such bad form, surely someone who assisted two goals in three January appearances is worthy of a shot in the side.
In other West Brom news, Big Sam has shared an update on Robert Snodgrass’ condition after he missed the Burnley match.