Nottingham Forest’s lawyers are reportedly trying to convince the EFL to approve their loan move for West Bromwich Albion’s Kamil Grosicki, which has drawn an interesting reaction from fans of the East Midlands club.
It is understood that the Reds submitted the paperwork for the deal that would’ve seen Grosicki join them on loan 21 seconds after Friday’s 5pm deadline for domestic transfers.
Both clubs are still awaiting the EFL’s decision on whether the move can be completed.
According to The Athletic’s Steve Madeley, Forest have lawyers attempting to convince the EFL to approve the deal but their hopes hinge on the vagueness of the rules.
Madeley has revealed that the Reds are optimistic that as it was still 5pm and not yet 5.01pm when the forms were submitted, the move will be approved.
Previous reports have suggested that it was Grosicki’s indecision over the move that caused the delay and has left the deal in the balance.
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The Poland international would be the East Midlands club’s 15th signing of the season and this latest update has certainly got the City Ground faithful talking.
Read their reaction here:
It was still done at 5pm, not 5.01, and if it suits all parties – Forest, Grosicki and West Brom – what's the issue? I could understand it if one of the party wasn't in agreement.
— Stephen Bacon (@BaconStephen) October 22, 2020
Seriously inept but there’s a reason recent government legislation re; Covid restrictions come into force at 00:01 and not ‘after midnight’ as it’s clearly open to interpretation. The EFL rules are written by the clubs so worst case, try and get the other league clubs to agree?!
— Joe Need (@joe__need) October 22, 2020
Technically if the rules only state ’17:00′ they will have to let it go through, and then they’ll change it to ’17:00:00′, there’s always one team that gets away with the loophole then they change it because it wasn’t specific
— ᛒᚱᚨᛞᛚᛖᚢ (@Bvsnffcsg01) October 22, 2020
Serves us right for leaving it so late tbf https://t.co/ItobL6DuPL
— AshRossDavis (@AshRossDavis1) October 22, 2020
— Matty⚽️ (@MattyPNFFC) October 22, 2020
— Eddie C (@Ndforest) October 22, 2020
This is just so Forest. Have all window to complete the deal, do it late then try and get it approved on a technicality. https://t.co/ik3zrDzDfb
— Woof Zip Criminal (@fritzromanov) October 22, 2020
— Alex (@AlexNFFC) October 22, 2020
Elite club with elite lawyers https://t.co/RbD854GdGH
— jordizzle (@JordLPM) October 22, 2020