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Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs: I want to be an NFL kicker

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Christian Fuchs had a go at kicking an NFL ball in January.

Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs has revealed his desire to become an NFL kicker when he retires from football.

Fuchs, 29, has been a revelation since signing on a free transfer in the summer of 2015 after leaving Schalke.

The Austrian's family live in Manhattan, where his wife, formerly a senior analyst for Goldman Sachs, is head of his New York soccer academy and where Fuchs believes his future career could be in the NFL.

"I have ambitions to become an NFL kicker," he told Sky Sports. "Seriously. Depending on the managers in the NFL. If they want a footballer in their team but I am very much up for it.

"I know I can kick 60 yards or so or 65 yards field goal. Let's see. Dreams can come true you know if you don't dream you won't reach anything."

Leicester backed the NFL's Carolina Panthers before Super Bowl 50 in February, and Fuchs got to experience a training session back in January.

He added: "I have a family in New York. I have a wife and two kids. It's not as easy having a family that is here all of the time because I am person who needs the family around and I am a family guy. It's pretty tough.

"I'm already thinking about what's after my career. I will be in America and I will move to be with my family. I simply want to do something. I can't just be laying on the couch because that's so not me."

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