In Focus: Grosicki creativity adds depth to both Newcastle and West Ham

As reported by The Daily Mirror, Newcastle United and West Ham United are locked in a battle with Watford to sign Kamil Grosicki from relegated Hull City this summer.

What’s the story?

Both Newcastle and West Ham have big ambitions next season. With two massive fanbases to keep happy, they need to add quality and depth to their squads for the long campaign ahead.

One such target is said to be Polish international Kamil Grosicki. The Mirror reckon both clubs are in the race to sign him from relegated Hull, who are willing to take £7.7m for him, the fee they paid Rennes to bring him to the English Premier League in January.

However, the Hammers and the Magpies will have to contend with Watford. Former Hull boss Marco Silva rates Grosicki enough to also be pursuing him this summer, say the paper.

A wanted man

With three clubs chasing him this summer, it’s clear that the 28 year old is a wanted man. That in itself perhaps highlights that he can be a very effective Premier League wide man on his day. Across last season in Ligue 1 and the English top-flight, he scored four goals and assisted six more in 20 starts for Rennes and Hull.

His former his country has been similarly decent too, scoring three goals for Poland over the last twelve months and appearing at Euro 2016.

The reported £7.7m isn’t a huge figure in Premier League terms and moving for him would add depth and quality to both squads in wide areas on a budget, but who will win the race?