The Lowdown: Richards profiled
Richards is 22 years of age and is primarily a centre-back but can also play as a full-back if required. A USA international, Richards has been with Bayern since 2020 but has made just ten senior appearances for the German giants.
The pacey 6 foot 2 defender is valued at £6.75m by Transfermarkt and has been hailed as an ‘athletic freak’ by former USA national team scout Thomas Rongen, and it looks as if Patrick Vieira and co are keen on a possible Palace move.
The Latest: Palace interest
Jacobs took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to provide a transfer update on Richards.
He claimed that Leeds United are considering a move for the defender and also name-checked Palace and Southampton with an interest.
Sources tell me Marsch is still considering USMNT defender Chris Richards, though nothing beyond that yet. Interest from Southampton and Palace plus a number of Spanish clubs also considering a move.
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) July 12, 2022
The Verdict: Shrewd move?
He’ll be able to play in any of the areas mentioned above, so would bring plenty of versatility and depth to Selhurst Park, potentially killing multiple birds with one stone.
A move away from Bayern could also appeal to Richards as you’d expect he’d want to be playing regularly, something he may get with the Eagles instead of staying in Germany.
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