Report suggests Georgios Samaras is available again, should Brendan Rodgers bring him back to Celtic?

Celtic's Georgios Samaras celebrates scoring their second goal

The Greek hero is not looking wanted in America.

Celtic's Georgios Samaras celebrates scoring their second goalCeltic's Georgios Samaras celebrates scoring their second goal

Reports in the United States are suggesting that NASL side Rayo OKC are looking to flog Greek forward Georgios Samaras in the coming weeks.

Empire of Soccer claim that the 31-year-old is up for grabs after failing to impress in Oklahoma City – where he plays alongside the likes of former Nottingham Forest forward Robbie Findley and ex-Fulham midfielder Derek Boateng.

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So with Samaras seemingly up for grabs, should Brendan Rodgers bring the cult hero back to Celtic?

Samaras spent seven years at Parkhead and became a firm fan favourite during his time with the club. The forward scored 74 goals in 249 games for The Bhoys and remains a cult hero.

With that in mind his return would no doubt lift some spirits at Paradise and be a popular antidote to Joey Barton’s arrival at Rangers.

West Brom's Georgios Samaras looks dejectedWest Brom's Georgios Samaras looks dejected

However, there is no doubt that Samaras’ career has gone downhill since he left Celtic on a free transfer for West Brom in 2014.

He barely featured for the Baggies and then struggled in Saudi Arabia with Al-Hilal. He has struggled in America as well since joining OKC in March and it seems they are ready to ship him off already.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers after the press conferenceNew Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers after the press conference

He has struggled badly with injuries in recent times and his signing could end up being a big mistake from Rodgers.

Maybe Samaras’ return is not in the club’s best interests, despite the nostalgia it conjures. 

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