Bayern are known for going under the radar and signing some hidden gems in the transfer window.
The latest reports in England suggest that Bayern Munich have joined the hunt for Reading left-back Omar Richards.
The 22-year-old’s contract at Reading is set to expire at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
The left-back has featured in 21 matches for Reading this term in all competitions.
He’s incredibly experienced for a 22-year-old and still has tons of room for growth.
The left-back’s contract at Reading is about to expire and a number of clubs are said to be monitoring his situation, with Bayern Munich showing the most concrete interest in an attempt to lure the player to their team.
The German giants are looking to sign a left-back and have identified the 22-year-old as potential transfer target.
Bayern have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
Richards is a skilled left-back who can make a difference at both ends of the pitch.
According to the report, “Bayern Munich have joined Everton in their interest in Reading fullback Omar Richards. 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, says the Daily Mail. German champions Bayern have therefore seized the opportunity to move for one of the country’s best left-back prospects. 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.”
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Bayern will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Richards to join the club.
Good signing for Bayern Munich?
The 22-year-old is a good left-back, and on a free transfer, he would not be a bad signing for Bayern.
Given Richards’ talent and potential, he would be a very good signing for Bayern in the long run.
All in all, Omar Richards will be an ideal choice for Flick as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his defenders.
It will be interesting to see whether Bayern will make their move during the winter transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.