Nottingham Forest have awarded long-term servant Eric Lichaj with a new contract, keeping the 29-year-old at the City Ground until June 2019.
Forest announced the news by means of their official website and Twitter account on Friday afternoon.
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) January 12, 2018
The American born right-back was the hero in Forest’s 4-2 thrashing of Arsenal in the FA Cup, scoring two goals to defeat the holders, including a wonderful volley.
Lichaj first joined Notingham Forest from Aton Villa in 2013, and has been a mainstay in the first team ever since, amassing almost 200 club appearances.
The new contract is not the only thing that Lichaj gets to celebrate, as it emerged via the American’s official Twitter account that his partner got him a dog following his FA Cup performance:
— Eric Lichaj (@EricLichaj) January 9, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
Eric Lichaj thoroughly deserves his new contract after years of consistent and enforcing play along Forest’s back line. The FA Cup heroics highlghted some of the American’s abilities – so the Forest faithful can look forward to another 18 months of that. Aged at 28-years-old, the finishing line of Lichaj’s career is just about coming into view, hence why the new contract was not long-term. The new contract might help Lichaj to get over USA’s absense in this years World Cup.
In the latest Nottingham Forest transfer news, Forest are one of many clubs linked with this Middlesbrough midfielder.