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Nottingham Forest confirm Omar Richards signing

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Richards is returning to England
Richards is returning to England / Stefan Matzke - sampics/GettyImages
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Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of Omar Richards on a four-year deal from Bayern Munich.

Richards only joined Die Roten from Reading last summer but after failing to break into the first team in Bavaria he has opted to return to England.

Last season he made 17 appearances in all competitions and collected a Bundesliga winner's medal.

Speaking about the move, he 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.”

Head coach Steve Cooper added: “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.”

Richards becomes Forest's fifth signing of the summer after Taiwo Awoniyi, Moussa Niakhate, Giulian Biacone and Dean Henderson. The club are also confident of beating Fulham to Neco Williams' signature.

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