Needing to leave West Bromwich Albion in order to get some minutes, Kamil Grosicki wasn’t short of offers during the January transfer window.
Fatih Karagümrük, Alanyaspor, Trabzonspor and even Schalke all came forward, as did Nottingham Forest, but the Poland international rejected them all.
This was rather unexpected, as everyone thought the winger would jump at the chance of playing regularly ahead of this summer’s Euros, but he instead remained at West Brom.
Even some within his personal circle seemed taken aback by Grosicki’s decision, as one explained Inter Sport in Poland.
They said: “Kamil made this decision alone. Was that a good move? For now, he’s still seen as valuable player at the club. He got a signal that, if it turns out that he’ll stay at West Brom, the manager Sam Allardyce will still take him into account when determining the team”.
It’s then explained his decision ‘was to be influenced by a phone call’ from the Legia Warsaw director of football Radoslaw Kucharski, who expressed an interest in repatriating the Baggies winger, but those negotiations have since stalled.
With Grosicki still failing to feature, with just three Premier League appearances to his name so far this season, the question can be asked again: was it really a good move to turn away all those clubs?