With Celtic being so thin up top at the moment and Georgios Samaras still without a club it seems like a no-brainer that the club should give him a short term deal.
The attacker had some great times at Celtic Park along with some disastrous moments but his heart was always in the right place. As Celtic look to forge their way through the season they could do a lot worse than sign the big Greek up till at least the end of the season.
Samaras has taken his time with offers and not committed to a new team since leaving West Brom at the end of last season. A homecoming to Celtic Park would help both the club and the player out.
Samaras was always a divisive player. Sometimes rightly criticised but more often than not made a scape-goat when the team didn’t get results. Many fans believed that Samaras’ body language was portrayed sometimes like he wasn’t trying. This couldn’t be further from the truth. During his 7 years at the club the player showed passion and determination for the jersey and did not shy away from responsibilities during the bad times.
The player knows what Celtic is all about. He became immersed in the club over the years. The pictures of him and his best pal wee Jay Beatty were a particular highlight of the Championship celebrations two seasons back when he lifted the young Celtic fan out from the stands and brought him onto the pitch – it was a touching moment. The frontman gets the ethos of the club and understands the fans. This can never be overlooked!
Celtic put a lot of time and money into the 30-year-old over the years and to let that go to waste now would be a shame. It was regrettable that the board never deemed him worthy of a new contract last summer. Here is a chance to right that wrong and let the attacker come back in with a chip on his shoulder ready to prove his critics wrong.
He would fit into a Ronny Deila side and would come in under the umbrella of experience. Something lacking in the Celtic squad as a whole.
It’s worth exploring.