By Alex Stevens

Celtic have announced that Colin Kazim-Richards has left the club and joined Brazilian side Coritiba.

The Scottish giants confirmed the striker’s exit on their Twitter account on Thursday night just hours after Coritiba announced via a video on their Facebook page that an agreement had been reached with Kazim-Richards.

The video shows the Turkish international in front of the clubs’ badge lifting the shirt with his name on it.

Celtic subsequently confirmed the news and wished the 29-year-old “the very best for the future”.

The experienced striker signed a two-and-a-half year contract when he arrived at Parkhead in February, but his stay in Glasgow has lasted just four months.

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The Turkey international had failed to make an impact after joining Celtic in the middle of the recently completed domestic season, scoring just two goals in 13 appearances.


After breaking into football at Bury, Kazim-Richards has played for 12 clubs in his 12-year professional career. These include five non-English countries, with Brazil being the sixth.

Richards’ past clubs have included country giants Fenerbache, Galatasaray, Olympiacos, Feyenoord and Celtic.

In other Celtic news, a main transfer target of the Hoops is leaning towards a summer move to English club.