February 4, 2023

Crystal Palace agree £11m deal for Bayern Munich centre-back Chris Richards, with 22-year-old American set for Premier League switch

  • Crystal Palace have agreed a fee of £8.5million, with a further £2.5million in add-ons
  • Richards played 10 games for Bayern Munich, but is still young
  • He has eight caps for the US and is interested in playing in the Premier League

Crystal Palace have agreed a fee of £8.5million plus £2.5million in add-ons for Bayern Munich defender Chris Richards, as revealed by Sportsmail.

Richards came over from FC Dallas to Bayern, but only played ten games for the German club.

The central defender has eight caps for the United States and at the age of 22 has time on his side to develop further.

Crystal Palace has agreed a fee with Bayern Munich for Chris Richards’ transfer

Bayern’s takeover of Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus has pushed Richards further up the pecking order.

The chance to play in the Premier League is hugely attractive for Richards, with Palace boss Patrick Vieira holding him in high esteem.

Vieira has already signed talented young winger Malcolm Ebiowei following his departure from Derby County, while Cheick Doucoure signed from Lens.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Jack Butland has been out for up to eight weeks after breaking a finger in his side’s defeat to Manchester United.

Patrick Vieira’s side has already recruited Malcolm Ebiowei and Cheick Doucoure

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