Newcastle United have registered their interest in signing Kamil Grosicki according to claims this Monday morning.
The Hull Daily Mail say that they understand Newcastle have made a move for the winger as Rafa Benitez looks to bring in experienced players to boost this upcoming Premier League season.
You can see on a number of levels why this transfer could appeal to both Rafa AND club owner Mike Ashley.
The Polish winger arrived from Rennes for £7m in January, Marco Silva signing the player just on the eve of the transfer window closing.
With Hull seemingly in a hopeless position, Kamil Grosicki was one of the new players who almost helped the club get to what had looked an all but impossible safe position.
Able to play on either side of the pitch, the winger went straight into the Hull side only days after signing, starring in a 2-0 win over Liverpool.
Grosicki was involved in all 15 final matches for Hull where they picked up 17 points, form which would have seen them safe over a season.
The winger also registered five Premier League assists and the Fans’ PFA Premier League Player of the Month award for April.
Manager Marco Silva resigned after relegation and moved on to Watford, after signing Kamil Grosicki and the winger impressing under him at Hull, he has already made clear he wants to now take him to Watford.
With close on 50 caps for Poland, his experience could prove invaluable for Newcastle, especially with how he quickly adapted to the Premier League.
Grosicki does turn 29 next month (June) but it is understood that when agreeing to move to relegation threatened Hull, it was insisted on that a cut-price release clause was inserted if the club dropped into the second tier.
If continuing that Hull form, the winger could be a bargain buy for Newcastle, with his ability and experience perfect for Rafa, whilst the cut-price transfer fee clause would be right up Ashley’s street.
It had already been widely reported that Rafa Benitez was looking to bring in at least two new wingers with Yoan Gouffran set to leave and Christian Atsu’s loan spell coming to an end.
Atsu was quickly snapped up on a £6.2m permanent deal and with Grosicki able to play on both sides, he could potentially prove to be another value for money signing that leaves plenty of cash to be spent elsewhere.