Toulouse hire Kazim-Richards

Fenerbahce star makes loan move

Kazim-Richards: Toulouse loan

Turkish forward Colin Kazim-Richards has joined Toulouse on loan from Fenerbahce for the remainder of the season.

The 23-year-old, known as Kazim Kazim in Turkey, was officially presented as a Toulouse player prior to their Ligue 1 match against Nancy on Wednesday.

The former Sheffield United man is expected to make his debut against Guingamp next week and he is relishing the new challenge.

Kazim-Richards is contracted to Fenerbahce until June but Toulouse will have the option to make the move permanent when his loan expires and he would be interested in such a deal.

"TFC (Toulouse) showed lots of interest in me and I quickly decided that this is where I wanted to play," he said.

"I know that there is a huge potential here. They were fourth last season and they want to keep progressing.

"I'm leaving Fenerbahce without regrets. It's up to me to prove that these six months could turn into something longer. I'll play wherever the coach tells me."

Kazim-Richards can play on either wing and Toulouse boss Alain Casanova believes he will offer a greater variety of options.

"He can play in every position in attack," said Casanova. "He's quick, he's powerful and he puts everything into his challenges, which enables him to make lots of assists."