Kazim-Richards - Come and get me
Colin Kazim-Richards has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Premier League clubs.
Last Updated: 24/11/08 8:38am
Fenerbahce forward Colin Kazim-Richards has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Premier League clubs ahead of the January transfer window.
The Turkey international has seen his stock rise considerably since leaving Sheffield United for Fenerbahce 18 months ago.
In England, Kazim-Richards carried a reputation for being a bad boy following a well publicised spat with then Brighton boss Mark McGhee, but a productive spell on the continent has seen him impress both in the UEFA Champions League and Euro 2008.
Despite being well liked by a partisan Fenerbahce faithful, Kazim Richards is keen for a move back to England and the likes of Sunderland, Hull City and Manchester City have been linked with the £4million-rated wide man.
"A lot of people had question marks over me in England because rumours were spread in football that I was a bad apple following my time at Brighton," he told the Daily Mirror.
"I had a problem with Mark McGhee there and the press seized on that and it seemed to follow me wherever I went.
"But if I was a troublemaker why would Fenerbahce have signed me?
"They are maybe in the top five best supported teams in the world.
"They have shown they can get some of the world's best. They wouldn't waste their time if I was trouble.
"I come from East London and if people have a go I have a go back. But I've played in the Champions League against Arsenal and Chelsea and also in the Euros.
"I don't think there is a doubt I'm a better player since leaving England. I'd love to come back and show people what I can do."