After the rises of Nathan Ferguson, Rakeem Harper and Kyle Edwards, it is easy to see why West Brom fans are keen to see who the next to star to emerge from the academy will be, and Rico Richards could just be that name.
A Rico Richards strike and a Jovan Malcolm double help us past @SUFCOfficial and into the next round of the FA Youth Cup.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) December 10, 2019
The 16-year-old attacker was the man of the show last night in West Brom’s FA Youth Cup victory over Scunthorpe United, with Richards scoring a sensational solo goal against the Irons to send the Baggies U-18 side to the fourth round of the prestigious English youth tournament.
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Richards has been a well-known prospect in the youth academy for some time now, with The Express and Star reporting last month that the club were keen to tie the versatile teenage forward with West Brom after reported interest from the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, and Albion fans on social media loved the youngster’s goal against Scunthorpe.
Here’s what West Brom fans had to say about Richards’ goal against Scunthorpe on Twitter, with lots of supporters impressed with what they saw from the academy star…
— liamić (@IiamwbaV4) December 10, 2019
Great goal Rico
— Mary Brown (@MaryBro37297078) December 10, 2019
Great goal from RICO, this lads one to keep an eye on and get him on a pro contract
— Carl 1878 (@baggyboy1878) December 10, 2019
That solo run!!!
— JonW1995 (@JonW1995) December 10, 2019
— Phill_V26 (@PhillV26) December 10, 2019
— Justin Goodchild (@scoutingfamily) December 11, 2019
It is not yet known who West Brom will play in the next round of the FA Youth Cup.