Kamil Grosicki is set to miss the entirety of Hull City’s pre-season trip to Marbella, The Hull Daily Mail have reported.
The Pole has been linked with a move away from the KCOM Stadium in the summer transfer window, with The Star claiming that Nottingham Forest are interested in Grosicki, while The Sun (26/05, p69) has claimed that Middlesbrough are considering a £2.5million bid for the winger.
Grosicki had been given extra time off this summer following his involvement in Poland’s Euro 2020 qualifiers at the end of last season, but was due to join up with the rest of the squad at their training camp in Marbella this week.
Now, however, the club have confirmed that the winger has been ‘granted permission’ to take an extra week off, with the 31-year-old set to join back up with his teammates at the club’s Cottingham training ground next week, although no reason has been given for Grosicki’s extended absence.
Since joining Hull from French side Rennes in January 2017, Grosikci has made 93 appearances and scored 18 goals in all competitions for the Tigers, although the Pole is now entering the final 12 months of a contract that has made him the highest-paid player in the Tigers’ squad.
This has to be a concern for Hull.
While no official reason has been given for Grosicki’s extended absence, the fact that there has been so much speculation about the winger’s future this summer means you can understand why some Tigers fans will potentially be putting two and two together here and getting a very worrying result.
Given Grosicki’s influence on Hull’s form in the past few years, this will not be the sort of update anyone around the club will want to hear, as they look to keep together a side that can keep them away from the Championship relegation again next season.
With the Pole entering the final year of his contract, however, there can be no doubting the pressure is on Hull as they look to keep hold of one of their key men, and you wonder if they may eventually look to cut their losses on the winger in the current transfer window.