Colin Kazim-Richards: Where next?

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Colin Kazim-Richards is part of yet another team at the start of the new season.

At the age of 27 he has been part of 11 teams - including throughout his youth career. It seems that Kazim-Richards seems to struggle to stay at one team for a long period of time.

He started his youth career in 1995, then for the 1997/98 season he joined Queens Park Rangers playing as a junior for one season. After that, for three years he was playing as a junior that was part of the Arsenal youth team.

Then he was on the move and this saw him become a part of the Bury team from 2001 until 2005, where he was offered a professional contract and after he left Bury he was to be seen at three different clubs in as many seasons.

He finally managed to settle at Turkish side Fenerbahce from 2007 to 2011, however he was sent out on loan to French side Toulouse for the 2010/11 season after which he joined Fenerbahce's biggest Turkish rivals, Galatasaray.

His contract at Galatasaray started from 2011, however he was also sent on loan, this time to Greek side Olympiacos for the 2011/12 season - then again to English side Blackburn Rovers for the 2012/13 season where he was part of the Rovers team who eliminated Arsenal from the fifth round of the FA Cup - with the only goal of the game scored by Kazim-Richards himself. 

Once he returned to Galatasaray in the summer of 2013, he was part of the side that travelled to England to take part in the Emirates Cup, hosted by Arsenal. Galatasaray came out winners in the Cup and lifted the Emirates Cup taking it back to Turkey with them.

Once the 2013 season had started in Turkey, Kazim-Richards was once again on the move and when the deal was decided he joined Turkish side Bursaspor on a four-year deal.

Where Kazim-Richards will be at the start of next season remains to be seen, but it would be nice if he could try his best to prove himself.

He does not want to be sent out on loan again as too much moving around cannot be good for either the physical or mental strength of the player.

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