The real reason Aston Villa refused this summer transfer deal

8 Sep



“Richards is one of the few high earners from last season to avoid the chop at Villa Park”


However, the England international has found himself way down the pecking order at Villa following their relegation to the Championship.

He played against League Two Luton in the EFL Cup – but couldn’t stop them falling to a shock 3-1 defeat – and hasn’t featured since.

Richards is one of the few high earners from last season to avoid the chop at Villa Park.

Joleon Lescott, Ciaran Clark, Jores Okore, Adama Traore and Jose Angel Crespo were all shown the door by Di Matteo.

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