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Burnley chairman Garlick explains pulling out of Grosick battle

Burnley chairman Mike Garlick admits they pulled out of the signing of Rennes winger Kamil Grosick.

A fee had been agreed with the 28-year-old's club Rennes and he jetted into to Manchester Airport late on deadline day to wrap up a deal.

Garlick told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: “Sean, Dave Baldwin and I decided not to sign a winger from Poland right at the death, due to circumstances that we felt could have been potentially detrimental to the overall team spirit of our playing squad.

“I could have made myself extremely popular that day with a lot of the fans by sanctioning the signing of this player, but I'm not a populist and I didn't take on the role of chairman to be popular.

“I did so I could do a good job for our club and sometimes that means making decisions that can initially be, at the very least, puzzling to some fans."

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