After news broke on Friday that Georgios Samaras had terminated his contract with West Brom a debate started on Celtic Quick News on whether it would be a good idea for Celtic to re-sign the player.
The Greek international arrived at The Hawthorns as a free agent in August last year after spending five-and-a-half years at Parkhead.
But when Albion boss Alan Irvine was replaced by Tony Pulis, the ex-Manchester City forward was loaned to Saudi club Al-Hilal.
Samaras recently returned to England for pre-season training, but he does not figure in Pulis’ plans and is now free to find another club.
Many posters reckoned that it would be a good move for Celtic to re-sign the Greek striker given his proven track record particularly in European football. Others disagreed stating that Sammi had had his time at the club and that we should look forward not backwards.
Would Samaras fit into the system that Celtic manager Ronny Deila has implemented since taking over at the club just after Samaras left?
We thought we’d run a poll to see what the consensus is among the Celtic support and with 1263 supporters placing a vote the consensus among the support is that Celtic should re-sign Samaras.
754 votes were cast for YES, Samaras would be a great addition to the squad and useful for European matches, representing 60% of the votes cast.
On the other hand 418 supporters (33%) reckoned that it would be a bad move to bring Sammi back to Paradise, believing that whilst he was a great servant to the club his time had gone.
7% of the votes (91 supporters) choose the DON’T KNOW option as they could see both sides of the argument.
Here are the results in full.
Should Celtic re-sign Georgios Samaras who has been freed by West Brom?
- YES, would be a great addition to the squad and useful for European matches. (60%, 754 Votes)
- NO, whilst he was a great servant to the club his time has gone. (33%, 418 Votes)
- DON’T KNOW can see both sides of the argument. (7%, 91 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,263
*The Poll was carried out by CQN Magazine and promoted on Celtic Quick News, Celtic News Now and CQN Magazine’s Facebook and Twitter handles.