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Wonderkid wanted by Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool continues to impress

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Wonderkid wanted by Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool continues to impress

Rico Richards remains in decent form at youth team level a year on from Premier League interest.

Last November Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool were all linked with a move for West Bromwich Albion youngster Rico Richards (Birmingham Mail).

A deal never came to fruition but the Baggies forward is busy showing the four clubs exactly what he is capable of during 2020/21.

Richards has scored once and registered two assists from his two appearances in the under-18 Premier League.

West Bromwich Albion Announce New Signing

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The 17-year-old has also played for the under-23s on three occasions this season in the No.10 role, highlighting his versatility.

He is yet to score after making the step up but he has played a part in the Baggies securing three successive wins.

Last season he netted four goals in seven appearances and drew interest from the Premier League quadruple.

With the Baggies without a win since their return to the top-flight, Richards might find a door swing open for him.

 

Although he is still young, Slaven Bilic might find himself in a situation with nothing to lose and a place on the bench could be up for grabs.

His head might be turned though if there is any concrete interest, although the Albion will probably want a tidy sum.

Richards signed a three-year professional deal in August with the Baggies clearly valuing him highly.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool all have a proud history of their younger players making the grade at first-team level.

City have started doing the same more recently, with Phil Foden, in particular, rising to the first-team prominence.

West Bromwich Albion Announce New Signing

(Photo; Adam Fradgley; AMA; West Bromwich Albion FC; Getty Images)

Tottenham, Liverpool and City have all started the season well and the chance to join a big Premier League club would surely prove too much to turn down.

If his performances continue then interest could stay rife for a little while longer in the West Brom starlet.

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