By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Chris Richards has signed a new contract with Bayern Munich to keep him at the club until 2025 before returning on loan to Hoffenheim.
The 21-year-old joined from FC Dallas in 2019, initially signing a contract until June 2023, and has now secured a further two-year extension with the Bundesliga champions.
Richards spent the majority of last season on loan at Hoffenheim, starting 11 top-flight fixtures before a thigh injury cut his season short in May.
The United States international impressed as a ball-playing defender, ranking third among Hoffenheim defenders for recoveries per 90 minutes (6.37) and second for successful passes (55.98).