Neil McCann analyses Celtic's deadline day move for Colin Kazim-Richards

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Neil McCann has backed Celtic's move for Colin Kazim-Richards.

Pundit Neil McCann has told Sky Sports that he thinks Colin Kazim-Richards could be the right man for Celtic as they prepare a move for the striker.

BBC Sport are reporting that, with just hours to go in the transfer window, Celtic are in talks with Turkish international forward Kazim-Richards over a deal to join the Bhoys.

The 29-year-old, currently in the Netherlands with Feyenoord, has been suspended by the club for an incident involving a journalist, as reported by The Guardian and an exit has seemed likely ever since that moment.

The former Galatasaray and Fenerbahce man played in the Premier League with Sheffield United, and has hit 16 goals in 50 games for Feyenoord, but lost his place in the side after the signing of Michiel Kramer over the summer.

Currently in Glasgow discussing a move, Kazim-Richards could be Celtic's final signing of the transfer window - and former Rangers winger Neil McCann has given his view on the deal.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the pundit believes that badboy Kazim-Richards has what it takes to live in Glasgow and deal with the Celtic-Rangers rivalry, and thinks that working under ex-Rangers defender Giovanni van Bronckhorst - his manager at Feyenoord - will have helped him, though the relationship between the two soured after the altercation with a journalist.

"This boy seems to have a little bit about him," said McCann. "I don't think, by all account and all the stories I'm hearing, that it would bother him, living in Glasgow with the intensity of that. Maybe he is the type of guy. [Celtic need]"

"He's played under Giovanni van Bronckhorst there of course - he knows Glasgow - I'd imagine he had a few things to say about Glasgow and about Celtic," he added.

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