FORMER Celtic hero Georgios Samaras has agreed a deal with Spanish Second Division outfit Real Zaragoza – as CQN predicted on Friday.
The Greek international forward will remain at the club until the end of the season before discussing the possibilities of a permanent contract.
Samaras was a free agent after his American club Rayo Oklahoma City went bust at the end of last year.
The former Hoops fans’ favourite, who won four league titles, two Scottish Cup and one League Cup in his six years at Parkhead, had stints with West Brom and Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Hilal before moving to the States.
The 6ft-plus attacker will finalise the deal once he has his medical at the club who were relegated from La Liga in 2013 when they finished bottom of the division.
Samaras kicked off his career in Holland with Heerenveen in 2002 before joining Manchester City for £6million four years later.
He netted only eight goals in 54 league appearances before he agreed a six-month loan move to the Hoops in January 2008.
The deal being permanent in the summer when City accepted a bid in the region of £2.25million for the player and Samaras signed a three-year contract.
He agreed an extension before leaving in May 2014 at the end of that contract and was by that time a huge favourite among the Celtic support.
Now the player, who will be 32 later this month, will kick-start his career in Spain.