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Colin Kazim-Richards leaves Fenerbahce for Galatasaray

Colin Kazim-Richards
Kazim-Richards spent the end of last season on loan at Toulouse

England-born striker Colin Kazim-Richards has joined Galatasaray after being released by their fierce Istanbul rivals Fenerbahce.

The 24-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Gheorge Hagi-managed outfit.

Turkey international Kazim-Richards moved to Fenerbahce from Sheffield United in 2007.

However, he was deemed surplus to requirements in the second half of last season and was loaned out to Toulouse.

His contract was terminated by Fener on Tuesday night, and Galatasaray wasted no time in securing his services.

Kazim-Richards is a rarity among English homegrown players - the likes of Robbie Fowler (at Perth Glory) and Matt Derbyshire (with Olympiakos but now on loan at Birmingham) among their ranks - who have plied their trade abroad in recent years.

London native Kazim-Richards has also played for Bury and Brighton, and is eligible to play for Turkey through his Turkish Cypriot mother.

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see also
Blues signing eyes permanent deal
17 Aug 10 |  Birmingham
Kazim-Richards goes to Fenerbahce
15 Jun 07 |  Sheff Utd
Kazim-Richards makes Blades move
31 Aug 06 |  Sheff Utd

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