SEE HOW : West Brom’s £800k agreement with Hull City promised so much but it flopped

West Brom signed Kamil Grosicki from Hull City, a transaction that promised a lot but never went through.
West Bromwich Albion have recently bounced between the Premier League and the Championship.

As a result, the club has seen a large churn of players, with some coming to assist them move out of the Championship and others arriving to play Premier League games.

As with any team, the Baggies have had players join who have excelled and been excellent purchases for the club, but they have also had some arrive who have completely underwhelmed and have been a waste of money.

Winger Kamil Grosicki will likely fit into the

latter, as he shone at Hull City. West Brom decided to snap him up, but he failed to replicate that previous form and, in the end, flopped.

West Brom signed Kamil Grosicki for £800,000 in a bargain deal
Kamil Grosicki was a footballer who was unknown to English football until 2017, as he spent the early parts of his career abroad.

West Brom's £800k agreement with Hull City promised so much but it flopped

The winger started his football career in his home country of Poland and stayed there until 2011, despite having a brief loan spell in Switzerland midway through.

Grosicki enjoyed a three-year spell with Turkish side Sivasspor before enjoying another three-year spell, this time in France, with Stade Rennais.

The Polish international had impressed wherever he played, so in 2017, Hull City decided to sign the player in a deal worth £7 million.

It seemed like a high price to pay, but he quickly paid the club back, impressing in two and a half years in the Championship and one season in the Premier League.

So, when West Brom announced the signing of Grosicki in 2020 for £800,000, most assumed the Baggies had pulled off a good deal and left Hull licking their wounds, but in reality, the agreement never got off the ground.

West Brom’s recruitment of Kamil Grosicki promised a lot, but failed.

When Hull City signed Kamil Grosicki in 2017, it was unknown what the Tigers expected from the player, but it quickly became evident how good he might be.

The Polish international struggled in the Premier League, failing to score but contributing five assists.

Grosicki was brilliant in the Championship, scoring nine goals and assisting six times in 2017/18. Grosicki subsequently followed that campaign with nine goals and 12 assists, and despite playing only six months of the 2019/20 season, he scored seven goals and added four assists.

West Brom's £800k agreement with Hull City promised so much but it flopped

Given that West Brom were aiming for promotion that season, it was thought that when they signed Grosicki, he would perform even better for a team playing higher up the league table.

However, it turned out to be a bad decision for both the player and the team.

Grosicki appeared 14 times for the Midlands during the 2019/20 season, scoring one goal and assisting three matches.

However, the winger’s luck ran out. West Brom got promoted at the end of that season, therefore the Polish international spent the majority of the following season on the bench.

Grosicki appeared in more Premier League 2 games for West Brom than in the Premier League during the 2020/21 season.

The winger appeared only three times, two of which he started, and played an average of about 50 minutes each game.

Grosicki scored no goals but averaged 1.0 shots per game, thus he did offer an assist. In addition, he took advantage of one major opportunity and obtained 1.0 critical passes.

Given his limited playing time for the team, Grosicki finished the season with a rating of 6.47.

West Brom will be relieved that signing Grosicki did not cost the club a fortune, because if it had, it would have exacerbated his poor performance.

Instead, signing him for £800,000 saved the club millions of pounds.

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