The Irish defender is currently undergoing a medical with the League Two side after the two clubs agreed a fee for his services following his impressive loan spell with fellow League Two side Harrogate Town last season.
Who is Lewis Richards?
The 21-year-old is a product of the Wolverhampton Wanderers academy and has been heavily involved in their youth sides since 2020. However, he’s been on loan at Harrogate Town since January 2022. In that time he has made just 17 appearances in the league having struggled with injuries.
A frustrating start
Bradford City have had a tough start to life back in League Two, picking up four points from their opening three league games. Mark Hughes’ side lost 1-0 to Crawley Town, before beating Colchester 2-1 and being held by beaten play-off finalists Stockport County.
The side currently sits 13th in League Two ahead of this weekend’s clash with Morecambe, as well as having a Carabao Cup round two clash on the horizon too, where they will take on Wrexham, following their win against Wigan Athletic.
What’s been said?
According to journalist Dan Marsh, Richards is currently undergoing a medical with the League Two side, ahead of a permanent switch to the Bantams.
In my personal opinion, I believe Richards has demonstrated good defensive qualities during his time with Harrogate, so I can see why Bradford would be interested, especially due to his age too.
However, he has struggled with injuries which makes this a risky piece of business from the League Two side, but one that can have many benefits both on and off the pitch if it is successful.