Nottingham Forest have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Kamil Grosicki, with the £25k-per-week winger being tipped to move to Turkey this summer. Forest are on the hunt for a wide-man, with Martin O’Neill also targeting Hosam Aiesh of Ostersunds and Gavin Whyte of Oxford United, but their hopes of bringing Grosicki to the City Ground appear to be slim.
Orhan Kaynak, Grosicki’s former manager, told Radyospor (h/t Nottinghamshire Live): “Galatasaray and Basaksehir are rumoured to be interested in his signature. I think there’s a chance that he can return to Super Lig. I worked with Grosicki at Sivasspor. When I speak with him, he told me he wants to return to Turkey.”
Forest have Joe Lolley, Ben Osborn and Matty Cash at their disposal, but the former has an uncertain future amid links with Aston Villa while Osborn and Cash struggled for goals and assists in 2019. The Reds may need at least one wide-man this summer, but they may have to turn their attentions elsewhere after the Boluspor manager poured cold water on the rumours.
Albert Adomah is another player reported to be on their radar, but time will tell if they can convince him to the City Ground. When looking at their transfer targets this summer, the East Midlands don’t appear to be flush with cash. O’Neill has been linked with loan moves, free transfers and players with a low valuation.
Grosicki would have set them back £2.5m and £1.3m-a-year in wages, so he would have been a pricey signing.