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Report: Bayern finalizing transfer for FC Dallas defender Chris Richards


U.S. Under-20 national team defender Chris Richards has had to prove himself with Bayern Munich in order to earn a contract long-term with the club. After impressive stints with Bayern’s U-19 team, the 18-year-old is on the verge of a full move to the German giants.

FC Dallas and Bayern Munich are reportedly putting the finishing touches on a transfer which will keep Richards with Bayern, Goal reported on Thursday.  According to the report, the transfer would be a $1.25 million deal, making Richards the latest American teenager to take his talents to Germany.

After joining Bayern on-loan from FC Dallas this past summer, Richards impressed in the International Champions Cup against Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. Richards has earned a consistent spot with the U-19’s, and has also returned to the U.S. U-20’s, most recently lifting the Concacaf Championship over Mexico.

Richards will be the second player with MLS ties to join Bayern in 2018, with Vancouver Whitecaps winger Alphonso Davies recently joining.


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  2. If they are letting him go this cheap (should be 3-4 million at this age), hope FCD get a good chunk of a future sell on fee.

    • He was only with FC Dallas Academy for about a year and played 20 Dev. matches so its not like they really invested a lot in him. Transfermkt has him listed at $60,000 value so 1.25 is significantly more than that. If he was playing first-team football sure but he’s still yet to play a competitive professional match.

      • Jadon Sancho moved from Man City to Dortmund for 12 Million USD before making any apparences for the senior team. If Chris Richards is on the same path, but for a defender,
        then 3/4 Million is not an unreasonable figure.

      • Helium Chris Richards is good but he’s no Jadon Sancho, plus he’s older at the time of deal and a CB not a forward

    • Bayern and FCD have some sort of a partnership thing. It would be interesting/ironic if such a partnership actually resulted in cheaper sales than if you marketed the player openly.

      • They also lost opportunities to sign the Funes-Mori brothers to the 1st team, who are now playing at Everton and Monterrey…

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