West Bromwich — Greece striker Georgios Samaras has joined
Nigeria’s Victor Anichebe at West Bromwich Albion on a two-year deal following
his release by Celtic.
It will be Samaras' second spell in the Premier League after
playing for Manchester City from 2006-08. He spent the last six years at
West Brom head coach Alan Irvine says the 29-year-old
Samaras "has played a lot of football at the highest levels — Champions
League, European Championships and World Cups — and the feedback we've got on
him states he thrives on the big occasion."
Samaras scored the stoppage-time penalty that
secured Greece a victory over Ivory Coast in the World Cup in Brazil and a
place in the knockout stages for the first time in the country's history.
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