The 30-year-old joined the Baggies after leaving Celtic on a free transfer but, a year later, is in exactly the same position, with both parties agreeing to terminate his deal by mutual consent.
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As Opta stats show, Samaras fell well short of making the desired impact at West Brom last season. While Saido Berahino pitched in with 14 goals, the Greek forward only managed 67 minutes - across five separate appearances.
Naturally, though, much of that was down to injuries and fitness. Brown Ideye's four-goal haul is also not that much better considering the money spent on him.
While it makes sense for West Brom to have released Samaras, then, Celtic fans are now debating on Twitter whether to take the 30-year-old back.
The Bhoys already have four strikers in their squad but would having Samaras back as a fifth - for free - harm Celtic in any way? It would probably depend on his wages... Here's how both Celtic and West Brom fans took news of Samaras's release on social media:
Samaras released n some Celtic fans wantin him back. No for me. He was always more miss than hit n any1 who says otherwise is a moron— JP (@jpmcg9671) July 17, 2015
Samaras has been released from West Bromwich. I'd like to see him back at Celtic: he would be a key man for CL qualifiers— R. Int. (@Cassarian) July 17, 2015
Celtic fans baffle me - some would be happy to see the work shy Samaras back but not McGeady - mental— Pol MacFhionnghaile (@mcginleybhoy) July 17, 2015
I don't think we ever really saw the best of samaras due to injuries & lack of fitness. Wish him well in his future career. #wba— Terry smith (@tezsmithwba78) July 17, 2015
I think Samaras was the worst signing #wba ever made. It wasn't like he under-performed. We bought a player we must've known wasn't up to it— Graeme Brown (@graeme_brown) July 17, 2015
Samaras has left the club. Right decisions for both tbh. #WBA— West Bromwich Albion (@WbafcNews) July 17, 2015