FORMER Celtic fans’ favourite Georgios Samaras is poised to sign for Spanish Second Division outfit Real Zaragoza.
The Greek international forward, who will be 32 later this month, is a free agent after his American club Rayo Oklahoma City went bust at the end of last year.unspecified-24
Samaras, who won four league titles, two Scottish Cup and one League Cup in his six years at Parkhead, had stints with Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Hilal and West Brom before moving to the States.
The 6ft-plus attacker was linked with his former Hoops boss Neil Lennon at Hibs during last month’s transfer window, but may now agree an 18-month deal with Zaragoza, who were relegated from La Liga in 2013 when they finished bottom of the division.
They want the frontman to spearhead their promotion push and are currently edging towards the play-off places.
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.
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