Kamil Grosicki could be the innovation Stoke need in wide areas.
The Polish winger was at Hull City this season, who struggled in their first season back in the Championship after being relegated from the Premier League. They were exciting to watch, though, with 70 goals scored in the league as well as 70 conceded.
Hull finished eights above the drop, but do have a promising future with Nigel Adkins who steered them comfortably to safety. However, Grosicki is likely to have higher ambitions than that considering he joined in the 2017 January transfer window when they were in the Premier League. Therefore a move may be likely with Stoke being a potential destination.
In 37 league appearances, Grosicki scored nine goals and provided five assists. This means that he contributed to 20% of Hull’s goals in the league, which is impressive considering he was playing on the wing.
His other numbers are just as good because he averaged 2.1 shots per game, which shows his heavy direct involvement in the team’s attacking due to his proficiency at cutting inside and working an opening.
Grosicki is a significant creative threat as well because he averaged 1.1 key passes per game as well as 40 chances created altogether. Therefore, he is able to exploit the dangerous areas he works his way into to have a credible final third threat.
He would be a good signing for the Potters because he could have an immediate impact, which will help reduce the effect of Xherdan Shaqiri’s probable departure. Ramadan Sobhi is the main wide threat in the team, so it’s an area that needs working on ahead of the new season and Grosicki could provide the solution.
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