USMNT defender and Hull City captain Eric Lichaj will not be returning to the club when the team resumes play. In a statement released by the team, it was noted that Lichaj and three other players did not come to agreement on a short term contract for when their current deals expire at the end of June.
For his part, Lichaj tweeted his thanks to the club and well wishes for the rest of 2020.
It has been a pleasure and honour to play for @HullCity . Thank you for making me and my family feel welcome. All the best to the boys for the rest of the season. ⚫️— Eric Lichaj (@EricLichaj) June 16, 2020
While he was also gracious in his comments about the departing players, saying “I would like to take this opportunity thank all the players who will be leaving us for the contributions they have made to Hull City and we wish them all the best for the future.”
Manager Grant McCullum also had this to say: “Ultimately, at this stage of the season, we only want players that are fully committed to the Club’s cause and our focus is firmly on working with the group that remains ahead of the last nine games.”
Hull currently sits two points above the relegation line in the Championship with nine matches to play. Meanwhile, it’s unclear where the 31 year-old defender may end up.