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In Focus: Newcastle quoted £10m for Grosicki

According to Przeglad Sportowy, Newcastle United have learned that they will have to pay £10m in order to sign Polish international Kamil Grosicki from Hull City this summer.

What’s the story?

Grosicki, 29, joined Hull from Rennes on the final day of the January transfer window, but the midfielder was unable to prevent the Tigers from being relegated to the Championship.

The attacker provided three assists in 15 Premier League appearances last term, however, and a number of impressive showings suggested that he is capable of performing in England’s top division.

Hull are said to be desperate to keep hold of Grosicki this summer, but according to a report from a Polish newspaper, Newcastle have made an approach for the attacker, with the Magpies learning that they will have to pay £10m to release the Pole from his contract at the KCOM Stadium.

It is understood that Grosicki is not due back at Hull for pre-season training until July 11 due to international commitments, but he is hopeful that a deal can be reached with Newcastle before that date rolls around.

Would it be a good deal for Newcastle?

With 50 caps for Poland, there is no question that Grosicki has been around the block.

He started his career with Polish outfit Pogon Szczecin in 2006, and has since represented Legia Warsaw, Sion, Jagiellonia, Sivasspor and Rennes in the professional game.

Grosicki, who is valued at £5.95m by transfermarkt.co.uk, was also extremely impressive for Poland at Euro 2016, providing two assists in the competition, and making an impression with his tricky feet in a wide position.

The attacker actually scored four times and provided three assists in 16 Ligue 1 appearances in the first half of last season, before Hull convinced him to make the move to the Premier League.

For a player at the age of 29, a price of £10m would have previously been deemed unreasonable. Grosicki has already proved his worth in the Premier League, however, and it seems only fair that Hull would look for a small profit on a player that is ready to jump ship following their relegation.

Newcastle have thus far been frustrated in their pursuit of a number of attacking targets this summer, but the arrival of Grosicki would certainly give them a new option entering the new campaign.

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