Bayern Munich: Leicester City interested in loan deal for Chris Richards

Chris Richards, Bayern Munich. (Photo by Michael Titgemeyer/Getty Images for DFB)
Chris Richards, Bayern Munich. (Photo by Michael Titgemeyer/Getty Images for DFB) /

The transfer window is set for a busy end for Bayern Munich as they remain attentive to opportunities to improve the squad. The German Champions will also try to resolve the future of young players by arranging loan moves for next season.

Chris Richards is one of the few young players at Die Roten that have long-term future at the club, but they currently need a loan move to get consistent playing time. The young defender is expected to leave Bavaria on loan before the end of the window.

Hoffenheim is the most probable destination for the US international. The German club is eager to sign Chris Richards again on loan or permanently after his productive six-month loan spell during the second half of last season.

The latest report from England suggests that Hoffenheim could face competition for the signing of Richards. According to the Independent, Leicester City is interested in signing Richards on a season-long loan after Wesley Fofana has been ruled out until January due to a serious injury during a pre-season game against Villareal.

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Leicester will be a good experience for Richards

Richards’ talent and potential are highlighted by the interest of two good clubs. Hoffenheim will be a solid move since he will take very little time to adapt. However, Leicester City will be altogether a different challenge due to the robust nature of the Premier League. He will come up against the best forwards in the world.

Moreover, Brendan Rodgers is a very good coach for young players. The development of players such as Fofana and Harvey Barnes under Rodgers bodes well for Richards if he decides to move to England. He will also get the experience of playing in Europe as Leicester City is set to play in the Europa League.

Chris Richards has shown glimpses of his talent in the limited opportunities he has got with the senior team at Bayern. If he continues the upward trend in his development during loan spells, he should be able to force himself in the first team plans in Bavaria. A move to Leicester City can help Richards to facilitate his development.

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Apart from Richards, Rekordmeister will be looking to sort the future of Mickael Cuisance. The French midfielder will find it difficult to get playing time in the first team. After a poor loan spell at Marseille last season, Cuisance needs to find the right club to kickstart his career.