Bayern Munich plot shock Omar Richards transfer swoop and 22-year-old could leave Reading for FREE in summer
BAYERN MUNICH have reportedly opened talks over a free transfer for Reading star Omar Richards.
The Mail claims Richards, 22, is seen as a potential replacement for David Alaba.
Austria ace Alaba is out of contract this summer and looks set to leave the German champions on a free transfer.
Bayern already have highly-rated Alphonso Davies playing at left-back.
But losing Alaba will see them light in cover, with versatile Lucas Hernandez often used in the middle.
And England U21 star Richards has been identified as the ideal man to come in.
Like Alaba, he is also out of contract at the end of the season.
Reading boss Velkjo Paunovic is desperate to keep him at the Championship club.
And a new offer is believed to have been made.
However, Bayern are now thought to be leading the race for Richards, who was able to agree a pre-contract with foreign sides from the start of the month.
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Everton have also been linked as they look to provide Lucas Digne with competition.
Former Fulham kid Richards has made 20 appearances for Reading this season.
In total he has played 84 times for the Royals, scoring three goals.
Richards’ one and only cap for England’s U21s came off the bench against Slovenia in October 2019.
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