According to The Telegraph (via Nottinghamshire Live), Nottingham Forest have lost their appeal to sign Kamil Grosicki from West Brom.
As reported by Tomasz Włodarczyk of meczyki.pl, Chris Hughton’s men submitted the paperwork to sign the Poland international 21 seconds after the transfer deadline.
Understandably given that fact, Forest launched an appeal to sign the former Hull City winger, but the arbitration hearing on Tuesday did not grant their wish.
Grosicki will now be forced to stay at West Brom until at least January when the winter window opens.
The 32-year-old seemed like he wouldn’t have a chance to play any Premier League football, as he was not named in Slaven Bilic’s 25-man Premier League squad, as the Premier League’s official site reveals.
However, the Baggies named the attacker in their squad following today’s verdict, as their official site shows.
Despite the situation, Bilic is still a fan of the Pole.
When discussing the attacker, Birmingham Live quote the former West Ham boss as saying: ‘As a manager, he’s a quality player. He’s a proven player.’
Despite his ‘quality’, it now seems as if the former Rennes winger will presumably be limited to a few minutes here and there until the January transfer window rolls around.
That is a shame for everyone involved.
The Baggies are left with a player they were happy to offload, Grosicki himself has been left stranded at a side who weren’t intent on keeping him, and Forest lose out on a brilliant player who surely would’ve helped Hughton achieve results.