Greek international happy at Parkhead.
Celtic striker Georgios Samaras wishes to undergo talks with the Scottish champions, as the Greek international tells reporters “I’d never say no to a new contract” according to Sky Sports.
The ex-Manchester City forward joined the Hoops back in 2008 (initially on loan) and since then he has managed 63 goals in his 218 appearances for the club. With their star striker Gary Hooper poised to leave the club, it seems unlikely that Celtic would want to let the 28 year-old leave any time soon.
Samaras only has one year remaining at his current contract with the Glasgow based club, which is why he is desperate for crunch talks.
“I enjoy my football here, I’m at a club where I feel well,” the Greek star told reporters.
“It was important to me to find an environment where I feel good because I’m away from my country [Greece], my family and friends. I need an environment that suits me and here I am. I’m not surprised how long I’ve been here. I always felt I’d be here a long time. I feel great at this club and that means everything to a footballer.”
The 28 year-old’s relationship with long-term serving manager Neil Lennon is also part of the reason he wishes to stay at Celtic Park for years to come.
“I have a great relationship with the manager and, if he wants me, I want him as well. I’m still young at 28 and I can see myself here for a few more years,” Georgios claimed.