West Ham Pursue Man City Defender

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Upton Park side chase Etihad Stadium bit-part player.

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West Ham have set their sights on Man City bit-part player Micah Richards according to the Metro.

The 25 year old started just two Premier League fixtures last term having seen Argentine Pablo Zabaleta comfortably winning the race to be the Etihad Stadium side’s first choice right-back.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is ready to offer the adaptable defender, who can also play at centre-back, the chance to re-ignite a career that is stagnating at Man City.

Richards has a year to run on his current deal and Manuel Pellegrini is keen to retain his services so as to meet the club’s homegrown player quota and West Ham’s chances of signing the England man may well depend on if they can compete with the salary he receives at the Premier League title winning side.

The Birmingham born defender has completed nine seasons in the Man City first team set-up but now may be the time to consider a fresh challenge.

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