Man City’s teenage midfielder, Taylor Richards, has apparently gained some interest from Inter Milan.
Richards joined City in 2017 from Fulham and has impressed Pep Guardiola ever since his arrival. The blues star worked his way up from the clubs youth teams, he played for the Under 23’s side since the age of 16 and was the top scorer for the youngsters in the UEFA youth league last year. These impressive stats and the hard work Richards put in, had him called up to train with the first team by Pep last season. With all this behind him at the age of 18, this is why he’s gaining interest from clubs abroad and at home but should City let him go?
Although Richards would be excited by the prospect of moving away and boosting his career by being a part of Inter Milan, it’s clear that the youngster is looking for more first-team starts.
He only made 15 appearances last season for City but he did score three goals. With this being said, the 18-year-old may not be the first choice at Inter Milan either, they may just be interested in investing in the blues youth. City shouldn’t be so quick to let a promising youngster leave their squad, but they would have to take a gamble on starting him more.
City have had such a successful run under Pep Guardiola as we all know but we’ve seen the managers intense team talks, and the hard work he puts into bringing home titles. This is why the 18-year-old should put his trust into the manager that brought him into the first team squad.
It was only last year when Richards recovered from a knee injury, this is one reason why Pep has probably been reserved about starting the teenager, as well as having a title race on his hands that he didn’t want to take a risk with.
Richards has also been compared to Kevin De Bruyne and I think this could be another part of Pep’s long term game plan. The Belgian star is 27 years old, there’s a nine year age gap between the two midfielders, my guess is that Pep wants the teen to follow in De Bruyne’s footsteps.