Bayern Munich join the chase for highly-rated Reading left back Omar Richards – and could snap up the 22-year-old on a FREE transfer at the end of the season
- Reading defender Omar Richards’ contract expires at the end of this campaign
- Clubs outside England can therefore start negotiations for a pre-contract deal
- European champions Bayern Munich are keen to add the 22-year-old to their side
Bayern Munich are in talks to sign Reading’s highly-rated full-back Omar Richards at the end of the season.
The England U21 international is out of contract in the summer and it is understood to be unlikely he will sign fresh terms with Veljko Paunović’s side.
German champions Bayern have therefore seized the opportunity to move for one of the country’s best left-back prospects.
Reading defender Omar Richards is wanted by European champions Bayern Munich on a free
Current Champions League holders Bayern can start contract negotiations from January on a pre-contract deal.
If personal terms are agreed the Bundesliga side could sign him on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Richards has made 20 appearances this season and has attracted interest from the likes of Premier League Everton.
Richards would face tough competition from Alphonso Davies (right) in defence if he moved
The 22-year-old was capped once by the England U21 side against Slovenia in 2019.
Richards was snapped up by Reading after leaving Fulham and the Championship side would be entitled to training compensation if he leaves.
Hansi Flick’s side currently have Alphonso Davies and Lucas Hernandez in the left-back slot even if David Alaba leaves, so Richards would very likely be an option for the future.
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