24 hours after a lightweight-looking Celtic were dumped out of the League Cup, Colin Kazim-Richards (29) joined the club on a 2.5 year deal from Feyenoord. Kazim-Richards is a centre forward who can also play in the wide-striker positions. No one will call him light-weight, not to his face anyway
The player left Feyenoord under a considerable cloud, after being suspended for the last two weeks of January for threatening a journalist, not his first encounter with controversy.
After spending 2006-07 in the English Premier League with Sheffield United, Kazim-Richards moved to Turkey, where he has spent most of the intervening years, playing for Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Bursaspor. Feyenoord picked him up 18 months ago and he delivered 12 goals in 26 league starts but he’s been used sparingly this season.
What’s he going to give us? Well, we can expect a more combative style when he’s on the field, which is perhaps what Ronny Deila is looking for. No more being pushed around. For Colin, it’s an opportunity to get his career back on track after a what, from the outside, looks like a series of mistakes.