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REPORT: Chris Richards has signed with Bayern Munich (UPDATE)

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The American starlet saw his loan end in December, but is now back in Bavaria. Could this mean he’ll sign a formal deal with Bayern Munich?

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Per his own Instagram story, American defender Chris Richards has ended his trip back to the United States and returned to Bavaria. The Texans Soccer Club product saw his loan elapse at the end of December, so this could mean the 18-year-old’s career may include another stint with Bayern Munich.

The FC Dallas loanee has been rumored to have reached a deal with Die Roten, but nothing formal has been announced by the club or by Richards’ camp. By all accounts Richards impressed the Bayern front office during his loan stint and turned in a commendable performance during his play with members of the first team during the International Champions Cup competition last summer.

Below are screencaps of Richards’ Instagram story where he lays out his trip.

Per his Instagram account, Chris Richards departed from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport and arrived in Munich today.

At 6’2” with excellent agility, Richards has all the makings of a future star for the United States Men’s National Team and whichever club he ultimately signs a contract with.


UPDATE: 11:38AM EST

Per a tweet by Sam Stejskal, National Writer for MLSSoccer.com, Richards has signed a deal with Bayern, which included a low seven figure fee with a sell-on clause.

American journalist Charles Boehm followed Stejskal’s tweet with additional details on the move. Boehm has reported that it will be a three-year deal worth $1.5M.