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WALKER GETS SHIRT NUMBER #2

Manchester City have unveiled their latest addition Kyle Walker.


The top rated defender joins from Tottenham Hotspur is what might make him the most expensive defender in the world. The England international agreed a five year deal with the Etihad to become the third new face following earlier additions of Bernardo Silva and Ederson.

The deal is reported to be £45 million with add-ons taking it to £50 million. Some other reports claim the deal would cross the £50 million benchmark, eclipsing the deal for David Luiz when he moved from Chelsea to PSG for £50 million net in 2014. Walker is a top player who is expected to hit the targets of Premier League and Champions League to unlock the added funds in add-ons.

“I am thrilled to be signing for City and can’t wait to get started. Pep Guardiola is one of the most respected managers in the world and I feel he can help me take my game to a new level,” Walker said.

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Micah Richards is suffering in Aston Villa and he needs a resurrection

Micah Richards is a player that used to perform in the Premier League at a consistent basis and at a high level as he was a performer of Manchester City a few years ago but the English defender has slowly been losing his influence and impact in the world of football.


The veteran defender spent 10 seasons performing with Manchester City before being released on June of 2015 where he consequently would join Aston Villa and his career would start to experience a decline.

Even with the arrival of Micah Richards, Aston Villa was relegated to the 2nd tier English football league, the English League Championship and in the 2016-17 season, Richards only made 2 appearances and now his future is up in the air.

The contract of Micah Richards in Aston Villa extends until 2019 but considering his lack of playing time and almost non-existential role in the English club, other clubs could take this opportunity to swoop in and sign a player who has experience competing in top competitions including the UEFA Champions League and the Premier League.

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Steve Bruce Confident of Aston Villa’s Promotion Chances Next Season

Aston Villa have been one of the inform teams in the Championship after having taken four wins in the last five games. They have been even better in terms of form over the last nine matches.


A run of seven wins in these matches has led to the club moving into the 11th spot in the Championship table. It has been a huge improvement from the club, which appointed manager Steve Bruce as the replacement for Roberto di Matteo back in October. While results did not show an immediate improvement, the former Hull City manager has been making a lot of noise about promotion over the last few weeks.

The club’s aim to win a fifth consecutive league game ended with a 1-1 draw with Burton Albion. Even then, the club have been able to move one step closer towards the play-off places. There are only five games left in the campaign and Aston Villa are 11 points behind Sheffield Wednesday.

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Richards believe in Aston Villa

Micah Richards believe that Aston Villa can challenge for promotion this season and it is up to the players to give their best on the pitch.


He said that the Championship table could change quickly in the Championship with the number of games that they play and it is up to the team to improve their game.

He admitted that it had not been an easy season for them as they have failed to be consistent at times. He believes that Aston Villa can play some great football, but the problem is that they often lose concentration and concede some cheap goals.

He said that Aston Villa has the important players to push for promotion and that they only have to believe in themselves.

Micah Richards is wanted by the Turkish side Trabzonspor

The start of Micah Richards career as a player of Aston Villa kicked off on June 17 of 2015 as he penned a 4 year long deal with the English League Championship club and it actually was a bright start for the English defender as he was a consistent starter.


During Micah Richards debut season with Aston Villa, he managed to make over 20 appearances but things have dramatically changed in his 2nd season as the defender has only been able to make 2 appearances out of the 16 league matches that have been played so far.

ASTON VILLA VISIT READING IN CHAMPIONSHIP CLASH

Reading FC is set to host Aston Villa in an English Championship clash on Tuesday at the Madejski Stadium.

The game would definitely be hard fought as Reading enter the game after playing a 1-1 draw with Queen Park Rangers over the weekend. Reading captain Paul McShane is set to miss the game due to a hamstring injury he picked up during the QPR clash. Aside McShane, Striker Yakou Meite and defender Jake Cooper are also sidelined as they are yet to fully recover from their injuries.

Aston Villa blocked move for Richards

It has been revealed that Aston Villa blocked several bids for Micah Richards on the transfer deadline day.


It is believed that both Sunderland and Hull were looking to take the player on loan, but Aston Villa has refused because they consider the player as an important member of their squad.

Micah Richards to Hull

There are some reports that Hull might make a move for Micah Richards in the coming days.

The Premier League side is currently short on players and might want to strengthen the team with the signing of the defender from Aston Villa.

Despite being a club in crisis, Hull City has made a great start to life in the Premier League by winning their first two games, and they want to keep the momentum going. However, the team only has 13 recognized senior players at the moment and is working hard to recruit additional players before the transfer window closes.

SUNDERLAND DEAL FOR RICHARDS UNCERTAIN

Micah Richards has remained a top target for Sunderland, especially with the relegation of Aston Villa to the English Championship.

Sunderland were hoping to lure the player to top flight football, even as they content with changes in management, football philosophy and the squad.

Richards will move to Sunderland unlikely

The 28 year old English defender of Aston Villa, Micah Richards has consistently been linked with Sunderland as the Premier League club was believed to be interested in reinforcing their defensive department after having conceded 69 goals in 38 matches during the 2015-16 season of the Premier League.

Sunderland just barely managed to avoid the bottom relegation zone during that season of the top tier English League and David Moyes wants to avoid going through another season where they just barely manage to scrap above the relegation spots.