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Crystal Palace agree £11m deal for Bayern Munich centre-back Chris Richards

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 £2.5m in add-ons
  • Richards made 10 senior appearances for Bayern Munich but is still young 
  • He has eight caps for the USA and is interested in playing in the Premier League 

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

Richards joined Bayern from FC Dallas but has made just ten senior appearances for the German club.

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

Crystal Palace have agreed a fee with Bayern Munich for the transfer of Chris Richards

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 for Richards, with Palace boss Patrick Vieira rating him highly.  

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

Meanwhile, keeper Jack Butland is out for up to eight weeks after breaking a finger during his side’s pre-season defeat to Manchester United.

Patrick Vieira's side have already recruited Malcolm Ebiowei and Cheick Doucoure

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

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