Brazilian Serie A side Coritiba have confirmed that they expect Celtic striker Colin Kazim-Richards to arrive for talks in Brazil sometime this week.
The move was put in doubt when the man who set up the switch, sporting director Valdir Barbosa, was sacked by the club earlier in the week, but the club’s president, Rogerio Bacellar, has reiterated that a move for the 29-year-old is very much still on the cards.
Bacellar was quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times as saying:
“We expect Colin to arrive this week and a deal is expected to be concluded very soon.”
A move from Celtic to Brazilian football seems like a strange one, but Kazim-Richards’ wife is from the South American nation, and she has apparently encouraged her husband to make the switch to her home country.
The Englishman failed to make an impression during his brief spell at Celtic Park, making just 13 appearances and scoring only two goals.
He has been somewhat of a journeyman in his career with spells in England, Turkey, the Netherlands, France and Greece.