Lennon makes Samaras plea

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has called on Georgios Samaras to make a decision on his future so that he can sort out his own transfer plans.

Last Updated: 13/01/14 at 11:20 Post Comment

Georgios Samaras: Called on to make a decision on his future

Georgios Samaras: Called on to make a decision on his future

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Samaras is coming to the end of his contract at Celtic Park and he has yet to agree terms on a new deal.

The likes of Atletico Madrid and Hull City have been linked with a move for the Greek international and Lennon wants the player to let him know if he plans to stay or go so that he can bring in a replacement should Samaras leave this month.

"We need an answer because that will define how the rest of the month will pan out," noted Lennon.

"We've given him time and he's been a great servant. It's been a tough few months for him.

"But he's had an opportunity to go home now, clear his head and come to a decision.

"There is other interest in him. I've not had direct contact with any club but through his representatives there is interest.

"We're hoping it's not a case of him staying and going in the summer.

"We've not made any bid on any strikers and a lot will depend on what happens with the two boys [Joe Ledley and Samaras] and where they want to be.

"We're in talks with one player and we're going to head home and put the pedal to the metal on a few things."

The player Celtic are in talks to sign is Stromsgodset midfielder Stefan Johansen, with Lennon hopeful of tying up a deal for the highly-rated Norwegian international.

"We've been in talks with his club and his representatives and hopefully we can get something sorted out in the next few days," added Lennon.

"I can't really put a time on that as I haven't spoken to Peter Lawwell since Friday, but we are well down the line on that one."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

European Qualifiers round-up: Holland and Italy held to draws

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's late header rescued a point for Holland against Turkey in European Qualifying, while Eder spared Italy's blushes in Bulgaria.

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey bullish over Belgium clash after 3-0 win in Israel

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is confident of cementing top spot by upsetting Group B favourites Belgium in June.

Gareth Bale says he takes criticism of his form with a pinch of salt

Gareth Bale insists he has nothing to prove to anybody after playing a starring role in a vital victory for Wales.

Mail Box

FA Refusing To Learn From Germany

We have a postcard from Germany in the Mailbox highlighting how Greg Dyke's quick-fix approach is all wrong. Also, the clamour for Kane, and size matters, apparently...

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company