Crystal Palace ‘make offer of £12m plus add-ons for Chris Richards after he agrees five-year deal with Bayern Munich defender’
- Crystal Palace have made an offer of around £12million to Chris Richards
- Palace have already agreed a five-year deal with the Bayern defender
- The centre-back is tempted by the prospect of playing in the Premier League
Corresponding BILD journalist Christian FalkPalace have made Richards an offer of around £12m (€15m) plus add-ons that could take the deal to £17m (€20m).
Richards joined Bayern from FC Dallas but has only played ten professional games for the German club.
Crystal Palace have signed a five-year contract with Bayern Munich defender Chris Richards
The centre-back has eight caps for the United States and, at 22, has time on his side to develop.
Bayern’s acquisition of Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus has pushed Richards further down the pecking order.
The opportunity to play in the Premier League is hugely appealing to Richards as Palace boss Patrick Vieira rates him highly.
Patrick Vieira’s side have made Richards an offer of around £12million plus surcharges
The 22-year-old US international gained experience on two loans at Hoffenheim
Richards gained valuable experience during two loan spells at Hoffenheim.
Palace finished last season in 12th place in the Premier League and will be determined to push further this season.
Vieira has already signed talented young winger Malcolm Ebiowei after leaving Derby County while Lens’ Cheick Doucoure has signed.