Kevin Phillips does not believe that Kamil Grosicki’s potential exit from West Bromwich Albion will be anything do with his reported £40,000-a-week wage.
Grosicki wages not the issue
Grosicki has made just three appearances in the Premier League so far this term (Transfermarkt) and is reportedly on the verge of a move back to his homeland with Legia Warsaw (Legia.net). There have been reports that he is on £40,000 a week at the Hawthorns (Meczyki.pl).
Talking to West Brom News, Phillips does not believe that wages will be the issue, though, while he also suggested the Baggies should not let the 32-year-old leave the club. He said:
“That surprises me because £40,000-a-week nowadays is probably the basic wage in the Premier League.
“In the couple of games I saw him play in over January, he looked good so I certainly wouldn’t be looking to offload him. They’re not creating hundreds of opportunities to score.
“I’d look to keep him and try to get him in the squad and on the pitch.
“I’d be very surprised if the reason was the wages.”
Transfer Tavern Take
Grosicki’s wage is said to have increased significantly after playing a certain number of games for the club. Even if he is now earning what has been reported, that would only put him as the third-best paid player at West Brom behind Kieran Gibbs and Jake Livermore (Sportrac).
Should West Brom keep Grosicki?
In those three matches he has played in the top flight this term, he has provided one assist. It certainly seems like he has something to give to the Baggies, but for some reason both Slaven Bilic and Sam Allardyce disagree. Rather than wages, it just appears that those in charge do not believe he can offer enough on the pitch.
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