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Jazz Richards - It Was The Right Time To Leave
Friday, 17th Jul 2015 12:01 by Planet Swans (follow us on Twitter @swansnews)

Jazz Richards is another one of those players who has a big season ahead of him with regular football and a possible major international finals lying ahead.

Richards left Swansea this summer to sign for Fulham where he spent time on loan last season and know that he made the right decision to leave the club where he has been since he was a kid.

First team opportunities were - and probably were always likely to be - limited for Richards and that is something he cannot afford at this point in time.

With Wales seemingly heading towards a first international finals since 1958, it is important for Jazz to be playing first team football and, despite reported interest from Premier League clubs, it was Fulham who gained his signature for a fee believed to be around £500,000.

Speaking to the London press, Richards said “Knowing I only had a year left at Swansea, it was the right time to get out and get some games

“The lads when I come here; you could see the bonds we had and long may that continue.

“Knowing the manager and how good he is and the back room staff - it’s a comfortable place for me.”

Richard last game before leaving Swansea was actually for Wales where he starred in their 1-0 win over Belgium, the result that effectively propelled them t clear favourites to make it to France next summer

“That was one of my best highlights so far," he added.

“We’ve not done it yet: we’ve still got three games to play. So, it’s about getting game time for your club and going on to play for your country, but it’s looking strong to go to France (for the finals in 2016).”

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