West Brom ace Kamil Grosicki has told Sport.PL how Slaven Bilic tried to sign him when the Croatian was in charge of West Ham.
The 31-year-old joined the Baggies from Hull City on transfer deadline day, for a fee believed to be worth just £800,000 according to the Express and Star.
The 73-capped Poland international winger was in great form for Hull this season, racking up seven goals and five assists in 29 Championship appearances (Transfermarkt).
Grosicki is clearly a very good player, certainly at Championship level, and Bilic will be hoping that he can help fire his West Brom team to promotion this season.
The Croatian is obviously a very big fan of the Polish ace.
The 31-year-old told Sport.PL how Bilic wanted to sign him during his spell in charge of West Ham:
“Slaven Bilic was looking for such a player. He had me in his notebook for a long time. After EURO 2012, he wanted to bring me Moscow to Lokomotiv, where he became a coach after parting with the Croatian team. Then there was a topic when he was at West Ham, but I didn’t get to London. In the end, we managed to meet after eight years of stalking!”
So Bilic has finally got his man. West Brom are currently sitting three points clear at the top of the Championship table.
West Ham, meanwhile, are really struggling, and are currently inside the bottom three in the Premier League.
It would be a strange twist of fate if a player who Bilic wanted to sign for the Hammers ends up firing the Baggies back to the Premier League, whilst the east London outfit head in the opposite direction.
Let’s just hope that doesn’t end up being the case.