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Micah Richards

27-Year-Old Defender     Aston Villa  Premier

Birthdate:  June 24, 1988    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  183 lbs    

June 17, 2015    Micah Richards News

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Richards signed a four-year contract with Aston Villa on Wednesday.

Richards joins on a free transfer from Manchester City having spent last season on loan with Serie A side Fiorentina. Villa struggled defensively last season after Tim Sherwood took over, and while Richards could help, it's unlikely to be a strong defensive unit next season.

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June 12, 2015

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Richards is expected to join Aston Villa after the defender was told he would be released by Manchester City, reports the Daily Mail.

Richards spent last season on loan with Fiorentina, but has been working to return to the Premier League. Aston Villa isn't expected to break the bank this summer for transfers, but they are expected to come to agreement with Richards.

March 19, 2015

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Richards' contract with Manchester City expires this summer, and the player currently on loan with Fiorentina said that first-team playing time will decide where he plays in the future, according to the Daily Mail.

Richards said it would be difficult for him to say where he would be playing next season, but that he is focusing on playing as frequently as possible. He has been rumored to have interest from Inter Milan.

September 1, 2014

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Manchester City has loaned Richards to Fiorentina for the final season of his contract, Football Italia reports.

Richards will essentially be on trial as he becomes a free agent next summer.

August 29, 2014

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday that Richards is not part of the squad this season but the club has yet to receive any offers for him.

Richards has been supposedly on his way out of Manchester for nearly a year, but with no bids there can be no move.

April 9, 2014

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Richards continues to appear likely to leave Manchester City at the end of the season to gain more playing time, reports the Daily Mail.

Pablo Zabaleta has held down the full-back position over Richards. Though City have offered the England international a contract, Richards is hesitant to agree with Liverpool, West Ham, and Newcastle all interested in his services.

March 7, 2014

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Richards looks destined to leave Manchester City this summer after telling the team he wouldn't sign a new contract, reports the Daily Mail.

City offered Richards a new five-year contract, but the defender has told the organization that he is not willing to agree. He hasn't held down a regular starting position in the side, which could be causing some of his frustration. His current contract expires at the end of next season, which could force Manchester City to see him this summer.

January 15, 2014

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Richards (hamstring) is in the starting XI for Wednesday's FA Cup match against Blackburn.

Richards hasn't featured in a Premier League match since November 10, although he finally seems over the hamstring injury that cost him most of December. Despite his fit status, his fantasy value remains quite limited.