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Done deal: Celtic complete striker transfer after paperwork finalised

By Harvey Byrne

Brazilian club Coritiba have announced via a video on their Facebook page the signing of Colin Kazim-Richards from Celtic.

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

As reported on Football Insider earlier in the week Kazim-Richards had flown out for talks with the Brazilian outfit and was put through straight medical tests, which have proven to be successful.

Turkey international Kazim-Richards 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

The experienced striker signed a two-and-a-half year contract when he arrived at Parkhead in February, but that has now been cut short.

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After breaking into football at Bury, Kazim-Richards has played for 12 clubs in his 12 year professional career. Including 5 non-English countries, with Brazil being the sixth.

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

With the announcement of Kazim-Richards moving out to Brazil the now 29-year-old may be looking to settle and see out the rest of his career at Couto Pereira.

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