For once, I totally disagree with the author on this one. Quite the opposite. Versatility is becoming the norm.
Micah Richards versatility was not a key factor in his eventual exit. He didn’t play to his full potential in either role, got injured at key moments and was supplanted by, then, better players. I still also feel he didn’t get the chances he should have when fit. He also probably didn’t fit the profile for the club commercially but if they were sensible they would’ve kept him as he is a Citizen in and out.