Lazio to hijack Celtic bid for Manchester City striker

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After making it publicly known that he does not want to return to Eastlands, Manchester City’s on-loan striker is more than likely to stay at Celtic, but not if Lazio have anything to do with it.

After a successful loan spell at Celtic Park, Gordon Strachan was very keen to make Georgios Samaras’ deal permanent, as the Bhoys look to keep the title out of the reach of Old Firm rivals Rangers. However, news has come from Italy that Lazio are interested in the 23-year-old.

The Biancocelesti are looking to seal their second Manchester City striker, after they took Rolando Bianchi from Eastlands in January. Lazio president Claudio Lotito spoke to the Daily Record:

Samaras is a player we’re considering and we’ll see what happens. I can confirm we’re actively trying to sign a striker and hope to secure a deal for one any day soon.

Samaras, who netted 5 goals in his spell in the SPL, has stressed that he wants to be a first-choice striker wherever he plays, with the Greek finding himself on the bench a few times at Celtic. Perhaps he would rather take his chances at the Olympic Stadium in Rome?

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