Omar Richards joins Nottingham Forest from Bayern Munich

Nottingham Forest have signed left-back Omar Richards from Bayern Munich, making him their fifth new player of the summer

Nottingham Forest have added their fifth signing of the summer, with Omar Richards joining from Bayern Munich on a four-year contract said to be worth €10m (£8.5m).

The 24-year-old joined the Bundesliga club from Reading last summer, but made just 17 appearances with Lucas Hernandez and Alphonso Davies both preferred ahead of him.

Having played for four seasons in the Championship, the former England U21 international joined the German side for free and helped them to their 10th consecutive title.

Richards said: “I’m thrilled to return to England by joining Nottingham Forest at such an exciting time. The club has enjoyed an incredible last few months and there’s great ambitions for the Premier League return.

“I’ve played against Forest in the past and they get such great backing from their fans, whilst the City Ground is an amazing place that I can now call home. I can’t wait to join up with the squad this week and begin preparations for the new season.”

Steve Cooper added: “I’ve seen a lot of Omar through his time with Reading and, alongside our recruitment team, we have been following his progress in Germany. He previously established himself as one of the best full-backs in the Championship, but has since gone on to experience the Champions League and the Bundesliga with one of the biggest clubs in the world.

“We believe that he can make a big impact in our return to the Premier League and are delighted that he has chosen to join us at Nottingham Forest.”

The Liverpool right-back Neco Williams is also expected to be announced in a £17m deal in the coming days. The Welsh international spent the second half of last season on loan at Fulham.

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