Micah Richards

        RICHARDS URGES MAN CITY TO GO FOR DESTINY UDOGIE AFTER CUCURELLA MISS

According to reputed Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Manchester City are considering a move for Udinese left-back Destiny Udogie. Although the 19-year-old only joined the Serie A club permanently in July from Hellas Verona, Udinese could be looking to make a hefty profit with his sale, with Tottenham also interested. Destiny Udogie had a fantastic 2021/22 season at Udinese, which prompted the Serie A outfit to pay the €4 million to make the signing permanent. However, Udinese could be in for a hefty profit if the interest from Premier League clubs like Manchester City and Tottenham firms up.

Udogie played 35 times in Serie A for Udinese last term, scoring five times. And there has been considerable interest from Tottenham in the young left-back, with Udinese already rejecting a bid from the north London giants. Tottenham are expected to go back with a fresh bid, only this time there are more clubs in the mix for the Italian left-back. Manchester City are reportedly interested in bringing the 19-year-old to the Etihad, as Pep Guardiola continues to search for options at left-back.

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          WOLVES WANT TO SIGN PLAYER WHO MICAH RICHARDS LOVES HIS PASSION

Wolves are planning to make a move to sign Burnley full-back, Connor Roberts, according to a report from The Sun this weekend. Roberts has emerged as a target for Bruno Lage this summer after a series of fine performances for the Clarets last season, despite their relegation. The Welshman, who is expected to be part of the squad for Qatar, is one of a number of players who Burnley could lose this summer. James Tarkowski is on his way to Everton, while others could also follow suit. And according to The Sun, it is Wolves who want to lure Roberts.

Bruno Lage is looking to strengthen the ranks and build on a fine season at Molineux. Roberts fits the bill, having impressed against Wolves last season. Indeed, it was after that 1-0 Burnley win that Micah Richards sung the praises of Roberts, lauding the Burnley man for his ‘passion and desire’ to defend. Wolves have already tried and failed once to get Roberts but are expected to go back with another bid. Along with Roberts, Wolves are also looking to sign his teammate, Nathan Collins.

Micah Richards

TRENT ADVISED AFTER UCL FINAL DEFEAT

Former Manchester City and Aston Villa defender Micah Richards has advised Trent Alexander-Arnold in the wake of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final defeat suffered by his Liverpool side at the hands of Real Madrid.


Micah Richards told Trent that he needs to sort out his defending during CBS Sports’ Champions League coverage. According to him, he knew Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior will give the Englishman issues on the right side of the Liverpool defence. Micah Richards was proved right after Vinicius Junior escaped the attention of Trent to score the only goal of the game.

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RICHARDS PICKS BEST FIVE UCL TEAMS

Ex-Manchester City and Aston Villa defender Micah Richards has picked his top five Champions League-winning teams. The Englishman made his selection as part of the CBS Sports panel for the Champions League coverage involving hosts Villarreal and Liverpool. Apart from Micah Richards, Jamie Carragher and Thierry Henry were the other members of the CBS Sports panel for the game which was the second leg of the semifinal tie between Liverpool and Villarreal.Henry and Carragher also made their selections.


Micah Richards picked the Bayern Munich team that saw off French team Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in the final to win the Champions League title at the end of the 2019/20 season. French winger Kingsley Coman scored the only goal of the game in the second half to propel his team to the title via a 1-0 win.

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                      SHEARER AND MICAH RICHARDS IN AGREEMENT OVER HAALAND

Manchester City could have reached the FA Cup final if they had a world-class striker like Erling Haaland leading the line against Liverpool. That is the opinion of Alan Shearer and Micah Richards, who believe City’s wastefulness in front of goal cost them dear in the 3-2 FA Cup semi-final defeat by Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.


City missed the chance to reach the Wembley showpiece after finding themselves 3-0 down before half-time against Jurgen Klopp’s side. Ibrahima Konate headed in a corner to open the scoring before Zack Steffen’s mistake was seized upon by Sadio Mane for 2-0 and the Liverpool forward added a second with a stunning volley before the break.

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CHELSEA PLAYERS DELIGHTED WITH LUKAKU, WERNER

Micah Richards believes that Chelsea players would be buzzing in the away dressing room after they came from behind twice to beat English Championship side Luton Town in what was a fifth round tie in the FA Cup.


Shortly after the game on Wednesday night, Micah Richards told BBC Sports that the Chelsea players would have wanted strikers RomeluLukaku and Timo Werner to score to boost their confidence in front of goal and the two attackers did just that. Micah Richards believes that Chelsea would benefit from the confidence that scoring will give both Werner and Lukaku with the team still in the fight to win both the Champions League and the FA Cup titles this season. The Blues are the defending champions in the Champions League this season and they are closing in on a place in the quarterfinals after beating French champions Lille 2-0 at home in the first leg of their last 16 tie.

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MICAH RICHARDS FOR VP?

The former Manchester City defender spends his time as a BBC pundit where he follows key games. Ahead of a historic match for Kidderminster as they play host to Premier League side West Ham in a FA cup Fourth Round tie that ended in a win for the Hammers, Richards could be seen having fun with the fans.

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Richards joined the National  League team Kidderminister fanbase as they sang songs outside their stadium before probably the biggest match in their history. He was in a joyous mood singing “Kidderminsinster are massive” which gave the fans something to cheer about. They responded with a song of their own by chanting “Micah Richards for Prime Minister”.

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SALAH BACKED FOR BALLON D’OR

Micah Richards believes that Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah has what it takes to win the Ballon d’Or award this year. Micah Richards talked  up the sensational form that Salah has enjoyed this season in his column for the Daily Mail earlier this month as he said that the Egyptian star is a certainty for the PFA Player of the Year.

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A lot of football stakeholders were surprised when Salah finished seventh in the Ballon d’Or ranking for last year behind Manchester United attacker Cristiano Ronaldo in sixth place and Chelsea midfielder N’GoloKante in fifth place. Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was fourth, while Chelsea star Jorginho finished third behind Bayern Munich player Robert Lewandowski and winner Lionel Messi.

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RICHARDS, SHEARER REVEAL GREATEST PL TEENAGER

BBC Match of the Daypundits Alan Shearer and Micah Richards have unanimously agreed that Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney is the greatest teenager in the history of the Premier League (PL). Micah Richards and Alan Shearerselected a list of the top ten teenage stars in the history of the Premier League and the aforementioned Rooneywas at the top of their respective lists.

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Derby County boss Wayne Rooney scored 42 goals in the Premier League for his two clubs namely Everton and Manchester United before he turned 20. The Englishman became the most expensive teenager when he left Merseyside outfit Everton to join Manchester United in the summer of 2004 having just starred for the Three Lions of England at the Euro 2004 tournament in Portugal. The Red Devils paid £26m to secure the signing of Rooney from Everton.

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RICHARDS PICKS JAMES AHEAD OF TRENT

Micah Richards has picked Chelsea player Reece James as the better right-back ahead of Liverpool star Trent Alexander Arnold due to his defensive qualities. Micah Richards talked about James and Trent while he was on BBC Football Daily podcast.


James and Trent have been in sensational form for Liverpool and Chelsea respectively this season especially when it comes to the work done in the opponents’ half. According to Micah Richards, the two players are almost inseparable whenattack is considered and that Chelsea star James edge it overall with his defensive qualities.