By Harvey Byrne
West Ham have joined Newcastle and Watford in the chase for £7.7m-valued Hull attacker Kamil Grosicki, according to a report.
The Mirror has claimed that Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has targeted the 28-year-old right-winger as he plans to strengthen his wide midfield options.
It is detailed that the Croatian manager feels he needs to have another winger to compete with the likes of Robert Snodgrass, Andre Ayew and Michail Antonio down the flanks.
It is also understood that Grosicki wishes to continue playing in the Premier League after suffering relegation with Hull in the last campaign and that the Tigers will strike a deal if they can recoup the £7.7million fee they paid Rennes to sign him in January.
The 49-time capped Poland international impressed with Hull in the second half of the season despite relegation as he featured in 15 Premier League appearances for the club, returning five assists.
He was also named the PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month in April as he returned four assists in six matches in a successful month for the attacker.
Grosicki is still contracted to Hull until 2020, but he is likely to be wanting a move away from Championship football.
Football Insider verdict:
Grosicki is clearly a talented player and West Ham could certainly do with more creativity in their side. Neither Snodgrass or Ayew have impressed too much in east London during their debut season’s at the club and there will be hopes that Grosicki can perform better and meet the demands o the club. £7.7million is not that much either for a Premier League club these days and if West Ham are competing with Watford and Newcastle then they are likely to be the favourable option due to the London Stadium. Therefore, Bilic should definitely make a move for the exciting attacker.
In other West Ham transfer news, this Hammers 29-year-old has been priced at 5/2 to join Premier League newcomers.