Bayern Munich sign Reading star Omar Richards dubbed the ‘next Jude Bellingham’

Omar Richards will look to follow in Jude Bellingham's footsteps having switched England for the Bundesliga.

Richards has left Reading and agreed a deal until 2025 with German giants Bayern Munich, taking the No. 3 shirt at Bayern.

The left-back will provide competition for Alphonso Davies having left Championship side Reading at the end of his contract.

"My move to FC Bayern is a great honour for me," Richards told the club's website.

"A dream has come true. I'm proud to be wearing the shirt of one of the world's biggest clubs."

Richards joined Reading's academy in 2014 and made over 100 appearances for the Championship club.

Bellingham and Jadon Sancho have both flourished in Germany with Borussia Dortmund and Richards will now hope to do the same.

The 23-year-old was a regular in the Reading side this season and Bayern are planning a big future for the former England Under-21 man.

"Omar is a technically gifted player on the left side of defence," Bayern's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said.

"He finds good solutions going forward, he's very alert and we trust him to play a good role in our team."

Former Reading and Wales defender Ady Williams has previously sung the praises of Richards.

"Like most modern day full-backs, his athleticism and distribution two of his key assets," he said.

"He's not the biggest and has struggled at times defending the back post from crosses arriving from the opposite side.

"But he is a good athlete and a good defender in one-on-one situations."

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