In perhaps one of the more surprising mid-season transfers of this Championship campaign, Kamil Grosicki duly swapped the relegation struggles of Hull City for the promotion dreams of West Brom as the Polish winger completed a quick fire move to the Baggies in January.
Arguably one of Hull City’s better players this term alongside the now also departed figure of Jarrod Bowen, Grosicki brings a great degree of experience and quality to proceedings for the Midlands club as Slaven Bilic quickly went about strengthening his promotion chasing squad.
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Possessing explosive speed and a good eye for goal, Grosicki will certainly make a difference for the Baggies going forward this season, with his finishing ability from wide areas sure to take the strain off the shoulders of the likes of Charlie Austin and Hal Robson-Kanu up top.
At the age of 31, Grosicki is hardly a spring chicken, for want of a better term and has made what is likely to be one of the final moves of his career to date, with the player having only arrived in England back in the 2016/2017 season.
During his time at Hull, the Pole largely played from the left hand side, with the numerous managers he played under at the KCOM Stadium identifying his main strength as his ability to cut inside from the flank in order to link up with his teammates in the centre through the use of short passes or to take a shot at goal from range.
The addition of the tricky winger will give the Baggies a lot greater depth in wide areas, with only Grady Diangana, Matty Phillips and Kyle Edwards being the other options utilised by Bilic in these roles on the flanks so far.
Signing Grosicki means that Bilic has the luxury of having two players for each flank, thus allowing his the opportunity to rotate his charges in what is a testing Championship campaign.
Though he may not start every game, the 31-year-old former Stade Rennais man will almost certainly play a key role for the Midlands club this term as he seeks to add to his tally of six goals and five assist in the Championship so far this season.
Given the low cost and risk associated with signing a player of Grosicki’s age, Bilic will be quietly confident of seeing a good return on his investment during the last nine games of what has been a long and testing season for his charges as they aim to secure a return to the Premier League at the second time of asking.