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Colin Kazim-Richards didn’t want Britain return before Celtic move

The midfielder completed a move from Feyenoord on deadline day of the January transfer window.

Colin Kazim-Richards says he didn’t want to return to Britain before his eventual deadline day move to Celtic, according to quotes in the Daily Mail.

The midfielder completed a move at the end of the January transfer window, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with the club after they negotiated terms with Feyenoord.

His move to Scotland is the latest in a number of transfers, which have seen him travel around the world, having played football in England, Turkey, France and Holland before now.

Speaking upon his presentation as a Celtic player, he revealed that actually didn’t want to come back to Britain before Ronny Deila’s side came calling.

“To tell you the truth, I didn't really want to come back to Britain,” the Daily Mail reports him saying.

“[But] to try and play in the Champions League again with a club like this, and to be able to win things with a club like this, is what I have been searching for going to Galatasaray, Fenerbaçhe, Olympiacos.

“Now I've got it back at home and I can't stop smiling because it's a massive opportunity for me.”

The Scottish champions will now be hoping he can have a positive influence on the side as they look to secure the title for the third year in a row.

They are currently top of the table after 23 games, with them sitting six points clear of second placed Aberdeen.

That is less comfortable than they would prefer though, and they will hope Kazim-Richards can help to make that gap a bigger one in the remaining games.

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