Prem quartet set to do battle for West Brom teenager Rico Richards

first_imgMANCHESTER CITY and Liverpool are among the big guns tracking West Brom wonderkid Rico Richards.Arsenal and Tottenham are also watching Richards, who turned 16 in September but has already spent time training with the Baggies’ Under-23 side.1 Klopp and Guardiola could do battle for Richards… as well as the Premier League tableThe exciting forward’s current contract expires next year and West Brom are keen to agree a new deal after losing other youngsters to bigger clubs.Morgan Rogers was still 16 when he left in the summer to join City in a deal worth £4m, one of the highest fees ever paid for a player of his age.And Louie Barry, 16, also rejected a scholarship with West Brom before moving abroad to Barcelona.Richards can play on either wing or as a No10 and is renowned for scoring as well as creating goals.He netted on his debut for England Under-17s earlier this season, when his team-mates included Barry and Harvey Elliott, who left Fulham for Liverpool last summer.Fellow West Brom teenager Nathan Ferguson has impressed for the Baggies first-team this season.The defender has made 13 appearances in the Championship this season.And Tottenham Hotspur are also thought to be tracking him.Mauricio Pochettino’s side have struggled at right-back since Kyle Walker’s departure in 2017.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotAnd the Hawthorns academy graduate could be just the man to grow into that role for Spurs.Ferguson could cost the Lilywhites upwards of £10million.Slaven Bilic’s side are currently top of the Championship after 16 games – having won 1-0 at Hull City on Saturday. Mauricio Pochettino speaks about needing time to build a squad after Spurs draw 1-1 with Sheffield Unitedlast_img read more

Accrington Stanley striker joins Northampton on loan

first_img1 James Gray in action for Accrington Stanley Accrington Stanley striker James Gray has joined League Two rivals Northampton on loan until the summer.The 22-year-old started the season with a bang, hitting five goals in the first eight games.But he has not scored since September and has not even appeared for Stanley since January.So he has decided to up-sticks in search of regular first-team football and has now agreed a loan switch to Northampton.Incidentally, Gray’s last appearance came in a 5-1 home defeat against the Cobblers, who sit seven points and five places above Stanley in the League Two table.last_img read more