Celtic let go of second striker this summer

Celtic have confirmed that Colin Kazim-Richards has left the Scottish champions for Brazilian top division side Coritiba.

The Turkey international has struggled to establish himself since he arrived from Dutch club Feyenoord at the start of February.

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He made just five starts, 13 appearances in all, scoring two goals, and is the second striker to leave the club in the last few days as new manager Brendan Rodgers starts reshaping his squad – Anthony Stokes, who was loan at Hibernian for the second of last season, was released by the Scottish side on Wednesday.

Kazim-Richards’ departure for Brazil may seem an odd destination, but the 29 year old’s wife is from the country, and she persuaded her husband to join a Brazilian team so she could return home.

Coritiba currently find themselves near the bottom of Brazil’s Serie A, in 19th with four points from six matches, following a poor start to the season.