Filed: Tuesday, 10th July 2012
By: Staff Writer
West Ham have taken former Sheffield United striker Colin Kazim-Richards on trial.
The Leytonstone-born forward, a former Arsenal youth team player has joined the Hammers at Chadwell Heath this week in order that Sam Allarcye may run the rule over him.
Now 25, Kazim-Ricards has been playing abroad for the last five years having moved from Sheffield United to Fenerbahce in 2007.
Having spent three-and-a-half mostly successful years in Turkey he was shipped off to French club Toulouse on loan in January 2010, having fallen out with then-Fenerbahce boss Cristoph Daum following a much-publicised car accident.
After returning to Turkey, Kazim-Richards spent the first half of the 2010/11 campaign back with Fenerbahce before they terminated his contract - upon which, he moved to fellow Turkish club Galatasaray.
However after just half a season with Gala - during which he scored against his former club - he moved to Greece in order to join Olympiakos on loan for the second half of the 2011/12 campaign.
Despite having the option to make the dela pemanent this summer Kazim-Richards was not retained by the Piraeus-based club and has since returned to Turkey, since when he has been invited to West Ham for a trial.
Whilst he is not expected to feature at Boreham Wood tonight, Kazim-Richards could make an appearance for the Hammers when they travel to Southend this weekend.
CK-Z: The obligatory YouTube selection of highlights
Energie Cottbus 2 West Ham Utd 2 [30th Jul 2012]
Rot-Weiß Erfurt 0 West Ham Utd 3 [25th Jul 2012]
Taking the Michael [25th Jul 2012]
Colchester Utd 1 West Ham Utd 2 [21st Jul 2012]
CK-R on trial [10th Jul 2012]
England defender named and shamed [18th Mar 2009]
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02:58PM 15th Jul 2012
''He mainly plays as a winger now hence the low goal record.''
by Tony Hammer
09:09PM 10th Jul 2012
''Please God, no. How low are we going to stoop in this transfer window?''
08:50PM 10th Jul 2012
''This would be the wrong decision. We would be trying to sign this forward just to fill a spot. He has never scored over nine goals in a season for any team he has played for in his career.
We need a recognised goalscorer who can score at least 13-15+ goals in a season for us. We need a regular goalscorer to keep us up this season!''
by Doc H Ball
08:22PM 10th Jul 2012
''The soundtrack to that compilation is possibly the worst I have ever heard.''
07:59PM 10th Jul 2012
''The Davids are trying to stay in the Prem on the cheap, see you next year Millwall.''
by essex Iron
06:27PM 10th Jul 2012
''Looks like a good signing to me if hes still finishing like that. Cole, Vaz Te, Kazim-Richards... I can see them doing good things!''
05:42PM 10th Jul 2012
''I would welcome this man with open arms, great footballer just a bit misunderstood.''
05:41PM 10th Jul 2012
''20 goals and two assists since 2004, really do we need another striker that fires blanks?''