FORMER Celtic striker Georgios Samaras will be allowed to leave West Brom for FREE – a year after joining the club.
The Greek international quit the Parkhead outfit at the end of his contract in 2014 and attracted attention with superb displays for his nation in the World Cup Finals in Brazil.
Samaras was lured to the Hawthorns outfit by ex-boss Steve Clarke after knocking back offers from German, Spanish and Italian clubs.
However, the 6ft 4in frontman was loaned to Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal in January by Clarke’s successor Tony Pulis. Samaras quit the club at the end of his temporary transfer after failing to settle in the Middle East.
The 30-year-old is now on the look-out for his fourth club in 14 months and agent Gregory Ioannidis has hinted at a return to the SPFL champions, but it is more likely he will move to Australia with Melbourne City already in the hunt.
Samaras made almost 250 appearances for the Hoops during a six-and-a-half year spell after joining originally on loan from Manchester City in January 2008.
He scored 52 league goals for the club, but failed to hit a solitary effort for the English Premier League side in just eight appearances.