This Aston Villa flop should follow in the footsteps of Sinclair and move to Celtic
COMMENT by Amir Mir
It has been eight months since Scott Sinclair decided to make summer move from Aston Villa to Scottish champions Celtic.
The 27-year-old was part of the Villa team that was relegated from the Premier League to the Championship with only three wins to their name.
Since his move up north, the winger has rediscovered his form and is now on course to help Brendan Rodgers secure a record-breaking Scottish Premiership title.
Villa flop Micah Richards should do the same and follow in Sinclair’s footsteps if he wants to revive his stumbling career.
Richards could play at right-back or at the heart of the club’s defence and provide suitable competition for the current defensive crop at Parkhead.
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Mikael Lustig and Dedrick Boyata are two players that he could challenge for a first-team spot, with Richards holding similar qualities to current first choice centre-back Boyata.
After a number of horrendous performances in a Villa shirt, it is fair to say that Richards career in the Midlands is coming to an end.
The former Premier League winner has appeared on only one occasion since Steve Bruce walked through the doors in mid-October and that appearance count is not likely to rise anytime soon.
There could be the viable argument that Richards’ experience and ability to perform in big games, when he was at Manchester City, would put him ahead of Boyata in the pecking order.
Rodgers could not lose much in signing Richards because of the low transfer fee they could sign him up for, so perhaps it is a punt worth taking for the Scottish club.
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