Crystal Palace verify the signing of Chris Richards

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of USMNT defender Chris Richards from Bayern Munich on a five-year deal.

As reported by 90min, Richards has been the topic of curiosity from throughout Europe this summer time, and the Eagles have lastly received the race for his signature.

“I grew up watching the Premier League and naturally grew up watching [Wilfried] Zaha, so it would be cool to spend a while on the pitch with them [the Palace players] and turn out to be a part of this historic membership. I’m actually enthusiastic about it, Richards instructed the membership’s web site.

“The type of venture I’ve seen [attracted me]. There are many younger gamers but in addition younger gamers who’ve plenty of battle. Palace are a membership that seem to be they’re at all times preventing.”

Club chairman Steve Parish added: “Chris is a hugely talented young player, and he brings a lot of experience at a high level for his age, as well as being an established international for the US national side.

“I had the good pleasure of spending a while with him and his household yesterday and I do know he shall be a fantastic match for the membership and I’m positive he’ll turn out to be a agency fan favorite. Competition can solely drive him and our workforce additional.”

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