It has been reported that the Tigers are interested in signing Nottingham Forest right-back, Eric Lichaj.
The defender is rumoured to be out-of-favour with Forest manager Aitor Karanka, and could be leaving The City Ground this summer.
Hull are said to be one of several clubs interested in the American, and with their current mass exodus of players, they very much need to bolster their ranks.
So, what can Lichaj bring to the Tigers?
The right-back has just completed his fifth season with Forest, where he has made 190 appearances in all competitions, scoring six goal, and assisting his teammates on seven occasions. This experience, could be crucial for Hull, as it is looking more-and-more likely that ‘first-choice’ right-back, Moses Odubajo will be leaving the club once his contract expires.
Another quality of Lichaj’s game, is his versatility. The Illinois-born defender can play both right-back, and left-back. This versatility could help Hull significantly, especially if Stephen Kingsley was to pick up an injury.
The final factor to look at is Lichaj’s leadership qualities. The defender has captained Forest on several occasions during his five seasons there. He was also given the armband in USA’s game against Bolivia on May 28th 2018. If he was to join the Tigers, his leadership qualities could be very useful, especially since former captain Michael Dawson has left the club.
These are just a few factors to take into account. Do you feel Lichaj would be a good signing for Hull, or should the club look elsewhere?