Report: Rodgers to let Colin Kazim-Richards leave Celtic, medical scheduled

Celtic's Colin Kazim Richards celebrates at the end of the match

Colin Kazim-Richards is reportedly set to leave Celtic for Brazilian side Coritiba.

 

Celtic's Colin Kazim Richards celebrates at the end of the matchCeltic's Colin Kazim Richards celebrates

According to the Daily Record, Celtic striker Colin Kazim-Richards will have a medical with Coritiba ahead of his proposed move to Brazil.

Kazim-Richards, 29, had played for some huge clubs in his career, having turned out for Fenerbahce, Toulouse, Galatasaray, Olympiacos, Bursaspor and Feyenoord before signing for Celtic on deadline day back in February, becoming what proved to be one of Ronny Deila's final signings.

 

Celtic's Colin Kazim Richards celebrates scoring their first goalCeltic's Colin Kazim Richards celebrates scoring

The Turkish international forward penned a two-and-a-half year deal at Celtic, with former boss Deila seeing Kazim-Richards as a player who could take some pressure off leading goalscorer Leigh Griffiths, whilst also offering a focal point in attack.

However, Kazim-Richards was mostly used as a substitute by Deila, starting just five games and scoring twice, with a further eight substitute appearances to his name.

 

Aberdeen's Ash Taylor (R) in action with Celtic's Colin Kazim RichardsAberdeen's Ash Taylor (R) in action with Celtic's Colin Kazim Richards

With Deila now gone, new manager Brendan Rodgers will be assessing the future of many players - and Kazim-Richards appears to be the first player heading for the exit.

The Daily Record report that Kazim-Richards is on the verge of signing a two-year deal with Brazilian club Coritiba, with his Brazilian wife believed to be keen on the move.

 

Patrick Thistle's Liam Lindsay (R) in action with Celtic's Colin Kazim RichardsPatrick Thistle's Liam Lindsay (R) in action with Celtic's Colin Kazim Richards

It's also claimed that Kazim-Richards will undergo a medical shortly ahead of his departure, which will bring his short time at Celtic to an end.

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