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| Who is Eric Lichaj? Nottingham Forest fans' favourite linked with Bristol City, Hull City, QPR and Bolton Wanderers
| sbobet mobile Bristol City are one of four Championship clubs reportedly monitoring Nottingham Forest full-back Eric Lichaj. Hull City, Bolton Wanderers and QPR are the other clubs interested in the American as he enters the final year of his contract at the City Ground.
Who is he?He is an American full-back who moved to the Aston Villa academy in 2007 and went on a number of loans before leaving for Nottingham Forest in 2013. He became a regular part of the side and went on to captain the side on a number of occasions. After a successful 2016/17 season which earned him the player of the year award at the club, he became known outside of Nottingham for his brace in Forest’s FA Cup third round upset at the hands of Arsenal.
Lichaj spoke before the game about a special deal made with his wife. After wanting a dog for several years, his wife Kathryn promised that he could get a dog if he scored a hat-trick. The full-back only managed the two goals but thanks to a viral twitter campaign from football fans who started the hashtag #GetEricaDog Kathryn eventually gave in. Eric appropriately named the dog ‘gunner.’
What would he bring?He is a versatile defender who can play left or right back. Bailey Wright had to fill in at right back for the injured Eric Pisano last season, but Johnson will want an out-and-out full back, after Zak Vyner spent the majority of his loan spell at centre-half. His ability to play on the left could be invaluable to City. With the increasing likelihood of Joe Bryan’s exit it provides another option for the Robins as they also look to replace Scott Golbourne. sbobet mobile
With plenty of Championship experience, he’ll bring a handful of experience at this level to Ashton Gate, as well as solid defensive capabilities. His phenomenal engine allows him to get forward often to attack which is something that Bailey Wright doesn’t bring when playing there.
Forest are reportedly considering bringing in another right-back which leaves Lichaj’s future in the balance with Tendayi Darikwa also in the squad. Bristol City will need to bring another full-back and Lichaj’s experience and versatility would make him a great signing for Lee Johnson’s side. sbobet mobile