Richards, an FC Dallas loanee by way of Texans SC and Hoover, Alabama, has been impressive during his stint in Munich, including a very successful showing during the International Champions Cup last summer.
An 18-year old, Richards stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 185 pounds. Richards has displayed excellent defensive skills and a calmness on the ball for the Bayern U-19 squad. In addition, Richards was recently called up to the Bayern U-23 team when Lars Lukas Mai was promoted to the first team roster against Werder Bremen.
I’m told Bayern Munich is finalizing the transfer of #USMNT U-20 defender Chris Richards from FC Dallas. The Alabama-born centerback has impressed on loan with Bayern’s U-19s, and is coming off a good showing at the Concacaf Championships. Here’s more: https://t.co/afGHZeSfnv— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) December 6, 2018
Per the report by Goal:
FC Dallas and Bayern Munich are putting the finishing touches of a transfer that would keep the 18-year-old with Bayern, the club he joined on loan in the summer. Sources tell Goal the transfer would be a $1.25 million deal, making him the latest American teenager to complete a move to Germany.
Per a Goal report in November, Richards was eager to extend his stay in Bavaria to continue his development:
When they told me there was an option to buy I was like ‘Wow, I hope I can play well enough for them to even consider buying me. Now it’s becoming a reality that they have a good chance of being able to buy me.’