Another day and another Hull City approach revealed.
After yesterday’s news from Denmark that Marco Silva had tried to sign FC Copenhagen’s Mathias Jørgensen, it appears the Premier League club also had an alternative for Kamil Grosicki.
In an interview for L’Equipe following his transfer to LA Galaxy from Marseille, Romain Alessandrini was asked about interest from various clubs for his services during the January transfer window, including Hull City and yesterday’s Manchester United opponents, Saint-Etienne.
He said: “If it was to stay in France, I would have preferred to stay at Marseille. The other options were interesting, but moving to the USA really was a tempting gamble, and a really different one at that.”
The 27-year-old admitted he was a bit young to be moving to the MLS compared to a lot of players who make the move, but considering some of the abuse he was getting from certain parts of the Marseille fanbase, a transfer far away seemed like the wisest choice.
The Hull City target had also been briefly linked with a move to West Ham when the Dimitri Payet debacle was going on, but it seems a move to the Premier League wasn’t at the top of his career list.
Perhaps the Tigers dodged a bullet as well, considering how little the winger had featured for Marseille this season, totalling 311 minutes of football, picking up only one assist in his eight appearances.