West Bromwich Albion manager, Sam Allardyce has came out saying Kamil Grosicki had turned down the decision to play for Forest earlier this month.
It’s the second time in six months that the Polish international has refused to move to the banks of the Trent, as Grosicki’s indecisive approach to signing for Forest in the summer caused him to miss the transfer deadline.
The 32-year-old came close to signing for Forest on deadline day last summer.
But the paperwork was submitted just seconds past the deadline so the transfer never materialised.
Grosicki has been frequently linked with a move to The Reds under both Sabri Lamouchi and Chris Hughton, as the club continues their search for a new winger.
In a post-match interview, Allardyce made it clear that Groisicki was free to leave The West Midlands side, but also confirmed he turned down the offer to play for Forest.
“He could have gone to Nottingham Forest but he refused.”
“He has already been told if the right opportunity comes up for him he can leave because that obviously puts more funds in the pot to bring more players in before the deadline.”
Kamil Grosicki has been back in The Baggies Premier League squad in recent weeks, starting in two of the last three games.
The winger has struggled to adapt to life back in top-flight, but is a natural in the second division.
Last season, Grosicki picked up a combined seven goals and eight assists whilst playing for Hull City and West Brom in The Championship.
With the transfer seemingly dead in the water, it gives Chris Hughton the opportunity to pursue other transfer targets before the deadline. Siriki Dembele anyone?