Hull’s Kamil Grosicki has today completed his move to Championship leaders West Brom, ending any hopes Celtic may have had of signing him.
Grosicki was linked with a move to Parkhead on Wednesday, with the Scottish Daily Mail (29/01, back page) claiming that he was one of a number of options for Neil Lennon.
However, today he’s completed his move to the Midlands. West Brom announced his signing this afternoon, with Grosicki signing an 18-month deal with the Baggies.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) January 31, 2020
Grosicki joins West Brom with a wealth of experience under his belt. He’s already played 73 teams for Poland at senior level, and has also played with seven different clubs in five countries (Transfermarkt).
Celtic miss out on left-wing experience
It was never one of the major necessities of the transfer window was getting a left-winger. Even if Mikey Johnston and Mohamed Elyounoussi are both out, we still have the likes of Daniel Arzani and even the option of using Greg Taylor as a wing-back.
Even then, it’s still a touch disappointing to be losing out on this level of experience. The fee for the left-winger is undisclosed (BBC), but considering he only had six months remaining on his Hull City deal, it would be surprising if it was beyond our reach.
There aren’t any signs of an alternative coming to the club as of yet. Reports on who could come in outside of Grosicki have been non-existent, even if Neil Lennon claimed that he could head back into the market (Daily Record).
As we now sit in the early afternoon of deadline day, you can’t help but feel as though our work is at an end. It would be great if the club was to leap back out and make a block-buster signing, but it feels unlikely.
Clyde 1’s Alison Conroy has stated that Celtic aren’t interested in a move for Victor Wanyma either. So that’s another potentially exciting deal we can cross out.
There are still glaring areas of this squad that need strengthening. It would be incredible to think that the board would be happy to let them slide given the importance of nine-in-a-row.
Regardless, we continue to watch on. Grosicki, however, now becomes the latest name linked with the club that we won’t be signing.