Middlesbrough appear to be on a surge in the Championship, a surge that will have West Brom fans feeling sick. Middlesbrough have been thriving in recent weeks under the guidance of Tony Pulis at the Riverside Stadium. Boro are currently on a run of five games unbeaten, which has taken them into the play-off spots.
West Brom on the other hand, who sacked Pulis earlier in the season, look to be doomed at the foot of the Premier League table.
But with a potential swap between the two sides looking possible, should Middlesbrough look at bringing in a Polish star.
Grzegorz Krychowiak was signed by Pulis at West Brom at the start of the season. The former Sevilla man looked an exciting signing from Paris Saint-Germain on loan, where he had struggled for first-team football.
Not many West Brom players have come out of this season with much credit, but the Pole has shown some form. However, overall he has not played as well as West Brom fans would have expected for a player with his lofty reputation.
In the summer, Krychowiak is unlikely to join West Brom if they are playing Championship football next season. Despite his indifferent season he will consider himself too big a talent to play in the second-tier.
Middlesbrough though could be the answer. The Teessiders are in the hunt for promotion and Pulis is a fan of the player.
In October the Boro boss was still at West Brom. He stated, as reported by the club’s official Twitter account:
“Greg (Krychowiak) is an even better player than what he’s shown already. He’s really mixed in. His English is fantastic.”
The 28-year-old will be looking to find a new team in the summer and Pulis has tempted into a move once already.
If he can guide Boro into the Premier League then making a move for the 48-cap Polish star would be a wise move for Pulis in the summer.