By Neil Wood
According to the Daily Mirror, Kamil Grosicki is a reported target for Everton with Ronald Koeman happy to pay the required Ł7.7 million to bring him to Goodison Park.
This rumour has been met with mixed reaction from the Toffees fans voicing their opinion on Twitter and fan forums alike.
Following relegation with Hull City, Grosicki is reportedly looking to stay in the Premier League having turned down an offer from German side SC Freiburg and this move would no doubt suit him.
It is thought that Koeman has long been an admirer of the winger with the Dutchman courting him during his Southampton tenure, but Everton fans are mixed in their opinion of the Poland international.
Everton have been the Premier League’s forerunners so far in this transfer window and have so far recruited the likes of Wayne Rooney, Sandro Ramirez, Davy Klaassen, Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Henry Onyekuru.
The Toffees are not the only Premier League side with a reported interest, with Watford are also rumoured to be monitoring and given they are now managed by Marco Silva, the very man who brought Grosicki to Hull.
But what would Grosicki bring to Everton?
Predominantly a right-sided winger with quick feet and an eye for goal, the Polish attacker can also operate across the frontline.
With the injury of Yannick Bolasie and a potential fixture pile-up owing to European qualification, Grosicki’s experience could be a valuable asset in the coming months.
His short time at Hull was a success and the former Rennes wideman showed glimpses of real quality for the Tigers, with his delivery impressing.
With 50 international caps for Poland and a wealth of European experience, Grosicki could prove to be a shrewd move despite the clear disapproval of many Everton fans.
The Mersyside club are short of options in wide areas after the sales of Aiden McGeady and Gerard Deulofeu, coupled with Bolasie’s injury, the Pole could be a worthy addition in the short-term.
However, when Bolasie returns to fitness and with Everton having ambitions of fighting for a top-six Premier League finish, Grosicki seems destined to be a squad player if he moves to Goodison – but an able one at that.