Seagulls striker still wants out
By Andrew Scurr. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Brighton & Hove Albion striker Colin Kazim-Richards has reiterated his desire to quit the club.
The 19-year-old had his transfer request turned down by the League One outfit earlier in the month with Seagulls boss Mark McGhee determined to keep the striker.
Andy Ritchie's Barnsley made an enquiry for the former Bury hit-man but as yet have had no luck in their attempts to bring him to Oakwell.
However, a statement released by the player's management group confirmed Kazim-Richards was still hoping to leave the Withdean.
"Colin still feels his future lies away from Brighton," the statement read.
"This follows the club's refusal to meet with him and his advisers to clear the air.
"Colin feels the club's valuation of him is unrealistic."
One club that has ended their interest in Kazim-Richards is Championship side Barnsley.
"The Colin Kazim-Richards thing is over now," Tykes boss Andy Ritchie told the club's official website.
"We will not be pursuing our interest in him at all now and are working on something else.
"Brighton are asking too much for a player they got for nothing after winning a Coca-Cola competition last summer.
"We will move on now and are actively talking to another club at the moment."