Per a release from FCBayern.com, Chris Richards and Bayern Munich have reached an agreement on a contract extension through 2025. Now, with a long-term deal in place, Richards will again leave Bavaria for a loan stint with Bundesliga rival Hoffenheim.
FC Bayern has extended the contract with defender Chris Richards until 2025 and is loaning the 21-year-old US international to TSG Hoffenheim for one season.
Sports director Hasan Salihamidžić: “We are very happy about the development Chris Richards has taken with us, which is why we have also extended his contract. Chris is a young player who will now gain more Bundesliga experience in Hoffenheim, and that’s exactly what he needs. “
Chris Richards joined the German record champions’ U-19 juniors from FC Dallas in 2018.
Hoffenheim did not waste any time in releasing the good news to its fans. Richards, of course, starred for TSG 1899 in the second half of last season while on loan from Bayern Munich:
Welcome back Chris— TSG Hoffenheim EN (@tsghoffenheimEN) August 31, 2021
Chris #Richards has made a return to #TSG. Chris played for the Bundesliga side last season but returned to FC Bayern Munich after his loan spell ended. In a similar agreement, Richards joins on loan again until the end of the season. #TSG | @eastmamba pic.twitter.com/Jkw8cgq5cW