Remember how excited we all were when we signed Micah Richards? He felt like just the type of player we needed, but sadly things did not work out, and that’s putting it lightly. Tim Sherwood was the man in charge, making him captain, but three wins in the Premier League and a relegation later, it appears the player has no future at the club.

We have Chester and Elphick as our first choice centre-back pairing, and De Laet has just been signed as a right back, where Richards can also play. The Mirror are reporting that Hull, them of two Premier League wins in two games (one less than our whole last season!), want Richards to add to their threadbare squad.

‘Caretaker-boss Phelan needs to bolster a threadbare squad that is down to 13 fit senior players – two of whom are goalkeepers Eldin Jakupovic and Dusan Kuciak.

And he has been given the go-ahead to snap-up Richards on a season-long loan from one of the clubs the promoted tigers have replaced in the Premier League this season.’

Richards has been linked with Sunderland heavily in the last few months, but Sam Allardyce’s departure seemed to put an end to that. He’s a strange case Richards, and I’m not sure how it went so horribly wrong for the player. Villa fans are happy that he’s leaving, though a season long loan seems a bit odd. Though on the other hand, his stock is at an all-time low at the moment, so if he does well, then that will increase any potential future transfer fee.

If this move frees up some wages and removes further memories of last years disaster, then I think the majority of Villa fans will be happy with that.

UTV.