Everything West Brom fans need to know about transfer target Lica

We bring you five facts about the 24-year-old and a video clip of him in action.

West Bromwich Albion have had a fairly impressive season this term under the guise of Steve Clarke and with Premier League survival a foregone conclusion for a while now it would appear the Midlands club have begun to think about their plans for next season already.

According to Portuguese publication A Bola that is certainly the case after the club were linked with Estoril forward Lica this weekend. 

So what can we tell you about the 24-year-old?

1. The forward plays mostly as a playmaker behind the front-man and is not to dissimilar in playing style to fellow Portuguese Danny of Zenit St Petersburg.

2. He started his career in the amateur leagues of Portugal before earning a move to Academica in 2007. He failed to make a breakthrough with the Coimbra based side playing just 16 times in his four seasons at the club.

3. He has made a name for himself mostly on loan deals with successful stints at Tourizense and Trofense earning him a move to current club Estoril in 2011.

4. He was integral to Estoril’s Liga de Honra win and subsequent Primeira Liga promotion last season scoring 12 goals in 29 league appearances and he has continued his good form into the top flight; helping the Canarinhos into a challenge for the European places. Such form has also seen him linked with SC Braga; with whom The Baggies may have to battle for his signature.

5. He earned five caps for Portugal under-21s in 2009; scoring one goal.

Here is a clip of him in action…

Would you like to see him given a chance in the Premier League?

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