West Bromwich Albion

West Brom must act fast and hand a new deal to this talented Arsenal target at the earliest

Share

Why West Brom should quickly hand Rico Richards a new deal

According to a report from the Express and Star, West Brom have offered Rico Richards a new contract amid Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool interest.

Rico Richards is a talented young player in the West Brom academy and only turned 16 in September. But he has been training with the Baggies’ Under-23 side this season.

The teenage forward is out of contract at the end of the season and his potential has alerted a host of clubs, including the Premier League’s biggest names.

To fend off interest from some of England’s top clubs, West Brom must secure Richard’s future at the Hawthorns. A forward who can play on the wing or in the number 10 role, Richards netted on his debut for England under-17s and has already played for the Baggies’ under-18s.

Rico Richards is one of the top talents from West Brom academy. (Getty Images)

With the 16-year-old currently training with West Brom’s under-23 side, the Midlands club believe that the talented forward can break into the first-team, the report adds.

West Brom must learn from their past mistakes and not repeat them when it comes to Richards. For example, Morgan Rogers left the Midlands outfit to join Man City in a deal worth £4m this summer. Young striker Louie Barry also created a stir during the summer window after moving to La Liga champions Barcelona.

After losing Louie Barry and Morgan Rogers to Barcelona and Man City respectively, West Brom must prevent other youngsters from leaving.

Richards is a versatile forward and is one for the future. It might be hard for the youngster to turn down a move but he must stay put at West Brom.

West Brom players celebrate after scoring a goal. (Getty Images)

More West Brom News

The 16-year-old has made giant strides in his development and is capable of following Nathan Ferguson’s path to break into the senior team.

Verdict

Richards’ contract expires next year, meaning the club’s top brass must act soon and keep hold of one of their most promising youngsters.

Rohan Sengupta

Hi, I am Rohan Sengupta from one of the busiest cities in India, Mumbai. A Journalism graduate with a keen interest in sports, football is something I simply cannot live without and writing, discussing and analyzing the game is what I do 24*7. Follow me @garrydevildada

Recent Posts

Ellis Genge– Net Worth, Salary, Family, Girlfriend and more

Ellis Genge is an English professional rugby union player. Here is everything you need to…

10 hours ago

Rafaela Lima – Renan Lodi Wife, her Family and more

Rafaela Lima is famous for being the wife of Atletico Madrid defender Renan Lodi. Read…

12 hours ago

Alejandra Moral – Jesus Navas Wife, her Family and more

Alejandra Moral is famous for being the wife of Spanish full-back Jesus Navas. Read on…

12 hours ago

Iain Henderson 2022 – Net Worth, Salary, Family, Girlfriend and more

Iain Henderson is an Irish professional rugby union player. And here is everything you need…

13 hours ago

Courtney Lawes– Net Worth, Salary, Family, Girlfriend and more

Courtney Lawes is an English professional rugby union player. And here is everything you need…

15 hours ago

Online Sports Betting vs. Land-Based Sports Betting

Land-based sports betting was once limited to only a few cities, such as Las Vegas.…

3 days ago