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There are so many reasons to be cynical about football people (players, directors and fans alike) in the modern era it is scarcely worth listing them but occasionally a pillar of strength comes along and changes all the rules.
This morning’s headlines that Georgios Samaras has attracted interest from an English slumbering giant is reason enough to highlight the dedication of this model professional. Georgios arrived at Celtic on loan in January 2008 and was instrumental in the historic league win that year. When he completed his permanent transfer from Manchester City he took an enormous cut in wages because he wanted to be a Celtic player.
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His talent and effectiveness has meandered, a bit like those looping runs he would go on with the ball, since then and for a while he was subject to considerable abuse from ‘supporters’. At one point he had the chance to leave but his message to Celtic was simple, ‘If you want me to stay, I’ll stay and fight for my place. This is my club’.
The story of the rebirth of Celtic is also the story of the rebirth of Georgios Samaras. He is the epitome of the modern footballer: strong, skilful and intelligent, he would get into any top squad in Europe.
There is no chance of him going to England, Celtic will not sell him and even if they accepted a bid, the player shows no inclination of wanting to leave. He is currently prime candidate for Player of the Year and is our most feared player in the Champions League.
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