West Bromwich Albion’s Kamil Grosicki has less than 10 days to return to the Ekstraklasa because the transfer window in Poland closes on February 24th.
The winger has this season been restricted to only three league matches with the Baggies and needs to have more playing time to represent Poland at Euro 2020.
For the past week or so, reports indicated Legia Warsaw are keen on signing the 32-year-old.
Last Friday, Meczyki reported there are ‘too many obstacles’ for them to sign the player and this includes his financial demands, which are proving to be difficult to meet for his former side.
Another report from the same website now explains the ex-Hull City man is ‘close’ to returning to Ekstraklasa since he has ‘no chance’ to play for Sam Allardyce’s side.
With a contract expiring at the end of this season, Grosicki can leave West Brom as a free agent in the summer. However, his desire to represent his country at Euro 2020 has made him consider leaving The Hawthorns now.
Only a return to Poland seems feasible because transfer windows in the more major leagues have already closed.
Legia Warsaw were named as a favourite for a long time, while his first club, Pogoń Szczecin and another Polish side, Jagiellonia Białystok, have been quietly gathering information for his signing.
Grosicki’s requirements [most likely financial] were ‘unrealistic’ for Pogoń Szczecin and Jagiellonia Białystok.
The former are currently leading the league table and they want to do everything possible to clinch the title this season. They are also working on building a new stadium, which should be open in a few months.
According to Meczyki, Grosicki’s return to his old club could help them achieve their ‘sports goal’ and add glamour when they open their new stadium.
A move to Pogoń Szczecin will help the player return to the city where he was in born, and where he has a football academy. In addition to this, it will also see him get closer to his family.
After rumours of a possible return to Pogoń Szczecin first surfaced on Twitter, the winger’s environment denied there’s any ‘foregone conclusion’.
However, the outlet explains the Szczecin based club are ‘determined’ to sign the West Brom attacker and he is ‘willing’ to return.
It’s claimed Pogoń Szczecin will take a decision on Monday whether or not it will be financially feasible for them to sign Grosicki. A deal is ‘possible’, but a final decision is yet to be made. According to the report, ‘everything should clear up this week’.
Despite the claims of Legia Warsaw’s interest, Meczyki add a move to Pogoń Szczecin is the ‘most realistic’ option for the Pole at the moment.