After having his career driven into the ground during a (largely disappointing) three-year stint at Belmore, Bulldogs hooker Michael Lichaa could have been forgiven for wanting out of the club. Surprisingly, that’s not the case.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Lichaa – who’s attracted interest from two rival Sydney clubs, including the Dragons – is actually still hoping for a new deal with Canterbury, describing the possibility of re-signing as his “first option”.
“To be at the Bulldogs is 100 percent the first option for me,” Lichaa said.
“My manager will meet with them next week, and hopefully he can get something sorted.”
The feeling is believed to be mutual, however the tight salary cap situation facing the Bulldogs could throw a spanner in the works.
Still, considering how far his value had plummeted earlier in the year, it speaks volumes about his late season purple patch that he now has multiple bidders for his services; and it speaks volumes about his character that he’d prefer to remain with Canterbury if at all possible.
Lichaa has played 80 first grade matches for the Bulldogs and Sharks.