English defender Micah Richards’ career is set to get a huge boost, as he has been snapped-up by Premier League club Aston Villa on a free transfer, after his contract at Manchester City expired. Another big career-change that Richards would be making is that Villa manager Tim Sherwood has promised to play him at the heart of the defence, instead of at full-back. Richards had started out his career at Manchester City, as a centre-back, and was later moved to the full-back position, due to the requirements of the club. However, as City grew into one of the best clubs in the Premier League, Richards found it increasingly tough to get regular playing-time.  He had even taken a loan move to Italian Serie A side Fiorentina, in order to get more time on the pitch, last season. Richards’ time with the Viola always seemed to be numbered though, as he made only 10 appearances the entire season. It was always […]