Samaras signs three-year deal at Celtic

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 www.celticfc.net: "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."