At this time of the year, one cannot miss realizing that the transfer period is getting closer. Speculation continues to mount regarding which players will join which clubs. With Manchester United doing so well this year on the domestic and European stage, they are one of the major players in the transfer market, much more if they manage to win the Champions League.
One of the players to be linked with the Red Devils is Micah Richards, who plays for arch-rivals Manchester City. With City’s drop in form, that forced them down to a mid-table position, after a great start to the season, it is understandable that wonderkid Micah Richards want to be playing for a club with a better chance of European success. At 19 years old, Ferguson has earmarked Richards as the player to succeed Gary Neville, when the latter decides to step down.
The managerial uncertainty at Man City, combined with Thaksin Shinawatra’s unwillingless to spend large sums of money on players this summer, has unsettled the young English lad. One should wait and see if Man City would be ready to do business with their neighbours and arch-rivals. Richards joins the ever-growing list of full-backs linked with Man Utd, also including Bosingwa and Lahm. Another problem is that Micah Richards is an Arsenal fan.