Liam Bridcutt looks set to join Championship rivals Nottingham Forest in the next 24 hours and could even play against Leeds on Saturday for his new club. Last seasons skipper has found himself out of the team at the start of the season, and looks set to move on.
Bridcutt joined from Sunderland for an undisclosed fee last summer and was quickly made the captain by Garry Monk, taking over the armband from Sol Bamba. He was a key player the previous season under Steve Evans who brought him to the club on loan from the Black Cats. He was very important and impressed massively, even with a new head coach Bridcutt was one of the names on the list of players wanted at Elland Road. There was a huge relief and happiness when he eventually put pen to paper on a two-year-deal with the club, but it seems with almost bang on a year gone, he is set to end his time at Leeds.
He was left out of the squads against Bolton, Preston and Sunderland and was only on the bench against Port Vale and Fulham. He sees himself as a first-team player but has found himself well down the pecking order at the club, behind all of O’Kane, Phillips, Vieira and Klich, something that clearly hasn’t sat well with him. Thomas Christiansen has been adamant that Bridcutt is part of his plans but he isn’t willing to wait for a chance, which is more than fair really, and Nottingham Forest is probably a good move for the player. The fee is set to be around £1 million, adding to the £15 million we have already taken in for Chris Wood.