It would be fair to say that when Kamil Grosicki left Hull for West Brom in a deal worth £800k that the Baggies had found themselves a bargain.
The 31-year-old winger arrived at Hull from Rennes for a reported fee of £7m in January 2017.
After City’s relegation Grosicki was expected to leave as part of the fire-sale of players who jumped ship, including; Curtis Davies, Tom Huddlestone, Sam Clucas, Harry Maguire and Andrew Robertson.
But the Polish winger surprisingly stayed in the Championship for two and a half seasons with Hull, becoming one of the league’s most sought after wingers.
In three years with the club Grosicki scored 26 times and assisted 28, the sort of numbers which had the Baggies licking their lips over, while the departure of the Pole had the Tigers licking their wounds.
Here, we took a look at how Grosicki is getting on at his new club.
Grosicki was signed by the Baggies with two other new faces, Lee Peltier from Cardiff and Callum Robinson on loan from Sheffield United.
After scoring seven and assisting four in a City shirt this campaign, fans expected him to be drafted into the starting XI after the injury to Grady Diangana, however, the Baggies signing of Callum Robinson has seen Grosicki’s involvement come from the bench.
The Pole featured in the final 15 minutes of West Brom’s 2-0 victory over Millwall where he assisted the second. He put in a teasing cross at the near post where Dara O’Shea was handily placed to flick his header beyond a hapless Bialkowski.
Despite only registering 48 minutes of action in three games, Grosicki has already proven his worth to manager Slaven Bilic with his terrorisation of defences late on in a match.
West Brom have had the comfort of bringing Grosicki on when their side are in a winning position. This has meant their defence has been able to remain compact so that once possession is won, Grosicki is able to take advantage of gaps left in the opposition backline.
Bilic is said to be a long admirer of Grosicki after trying to sign him for West Ham. Therefore, if he continues to impress his manager from the bench, it’s only a matter of time before the Polish winger is rewarded with a chance from the off.