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Chris Richards has signed a new contract with Bayern Munich to keep him at the club until 2025 before returning on loan to Hoffenheim.
The 21-year-old came from FC Dallas in 2019 and initially signed a contract until June 2023 and has signed a further two-year extension with the Bundesliga champions.
Richards spent most of last season on loan at Hoffenheim, starting 11 top-flight games before a thigh injury interrupted his season in May.
The American international impressed as a ball player who placed third among Hoffenheim defenders for recoveries per. 90 minutes (6.37) and second for successful passes (55.98).
At the confirmation of Richard’s new contract, Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said on Tuesday: “We are very pleased with the development that Chris Richards has taken with us and therefore we have also extended his contract.
“Chris is a young player who now wants more Bundesliga experience at Hoffenheim, and that’s exactly what he needs.”
The borrower can appear as early as September 11 for Hoffenheim after the international break when they host Mainz.
Welcome back Chris
Chris #Richards has returned to #TSG. Chris played for the Bundesliga team last season, but returned to FC Bayern Munich after his loan spell ended. In a similar deal, Richards rejoins at the end of the season. #TSG | @eastmamba pic.twitter.com/Jkw8cgq5cW
– TSG Hoffenheim EN (@tsghoffenheimEN) August 31, 2021