The England capped defender will be hoping to play at White Hart Lane.
He left City in the summer after a period of time out of the City first-team. He suffered serious injuries and a lack of first-team football during his final few years at the club.
The last time he played for City was in the Community Shield before the start of the season. His last appearance in the Premier League came way back in November of 2013.
Now he is in Italy but is clearly happy about the tie, Instagramming this afternoon:
Since joining La Viola in the summer Richards has not cemented himself as a regular in Vincenzo Montella's side. The chances are he will be struggling to feature in the game against Spurs on Thursday.
But if he does you can bet he will soak up every moment of being back playing in a Premier League ground.