Samaras signs three-year deal at Celtic

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CELTIC have completed the signing of striker Georgios Samaras from Manchester City.

The Greece international, who spent four months on loan at Parkhead last season, has signed a three-year contract with the champions.

He told "I am really happy with this move and I think both sides are really happy."

Gabriel Tamas is also set to complete a 3.5million move to Celtic after the Parkhead club received permission to speak to the 24-year-old Auxerre and Romania defender.

Auxerre manager Jean Fernandez said: "If it all goes through then I will be delighted for Gabriel. He is a big, big player with huge ambitions in the game and Celtic are the right club to match them."