Nottingham Forest defender Eric Lichaj could be set to join Hull City if the two clubs can agree on a transfer fee, according to the Nottingham Post.
It is reported that Forest are expecting around £400,000 for the American born enforcer, and this sum is the last hindering factor concerning the deal between the City Ground outfit and the Tigers.
All parties involved are said to be interested in the move, with Hull agreeing to his personal terms, and Forest willing to let the 29-year-old leave, and that the final hurdle to overcome is that of a transfer fee between the clubs.
Good move for Forest?
Yes – Lichaj’s best years are behind him, with the American is heading into the latter stages of his career, and could no longer hold onto a first-team position following his untimely suspension last season.
The rise of Tendayi Darikwa during Lichaj’s suspension could have called time on his Forest career, but his time at the City Ground will not be forgotten.
It is reported that Forest are expecting somewhere around £400,000, which could go a long way to helping improve other areas of the squad.
This Is Futbol rating – 7/10
Likely to happen?
All that’s left to settle between the two clubs is the final transfer fee, but it is reported that Lichaj could be a Hull player by as early this week.
Forest have a fine replacement already amongst the squad, and the Nottingham Post note Lichaj’s preference to stay in the area, with Hull only a stone’s throw from Nottingham.
This one seems more of a case of ‘when’, and not ‘if’.
This Is Futbol rating – 9.5/10