Blackburn complete loan deal for Colin Kazim-Richards

Colin Kazim-Richards

Blackburn Rovers have completed the signing of striker Colin Kazim-Richards on a season-long loan from Galatasaray.

He becomes Rovers' eighth summer arrival and could join permanently at the end of the campaign.

The 25-year-old, who has played for three English clubs, trained with West Ham United earlier this summer.

Kazim-Richards will provide another attacking option for Blackburn, who will be because of injury.

On Wednesday, manager Steve Kean confirmed the Championship club had made a bid for Jordan Rhodes and said he had not given up hope of persuading Huddersfield Town to part with their biggest asset.

Turkey international Kazim-Richards began his career with Bury and later had spells with Brighton and Sheffield United before joining Fenerbahce in 2007.

He has since played for Toulouse in France, Galatasaray and Greek club Olympiakos, where he ended last season on loan.

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