Reading full-back heading to Bayern Munich after agreeing pre-contract with German giants

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Reading full-back Omar Richards has agreed to join Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on a four-year deal after this summer after the 23-year-old reached a pre-contract agreement with the German giants report Sky Sports.

Richards will head to Germany this summer and has already completed his medical with the Bundesliga side.

Bayern and Richards representatives had been in negotiations for three months and finally struck a deal on Monday afternoon.

It is thought Richards could play as a left-back giving Canadian wonder-kid Alphonso Davies license to push further up the pitch.

Bayern are said to have beaten several Premier League clubs to Richards signature agreeing a deal which is expected to see the former England U21 international immediately become part of the first team.

Richards will join fellow Brit Jamal Musiala who only last week declared for Germany having represented England at underage levels.

Speaking to The Athletic about his international decision Musiala said: “England is home for me. It is difficult to find words for what England means for me because I have so many memories connected to very positive emotions.

“I have a heart for Germany and a heart for England. Both hearts will keep on beating.”

“I’ve thought about this question a lot, what is best for my future? Where do I have more chances to play?

“In the end, I just listened to the feeling that over a long period of time kept telling me that it was the right decision to play for Germany, the land I was born in. Still, it wasn’t an easy decision for me.”

Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry were reportedly pressing the starlet to represent Germany during Bayern training with current national team manager Joachim Low speaking to Musiala last month.

Depending in performance Richards may see himself get a call up to the England first team where there is tremendous competition for the left-back position.

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