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West Bromwich Albion signs forward Georgios Samaras to two-year deal

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West Bromwich Albion has signed forward Georgios Samaras to a two-year deal, the club announced Friday.

The 29-year-old joins three other strikers on the West Brom roster, including Brown Ideye, Saido Berahino and Victor Anichebe.

In six years at Celtic, Samaras scored 53 goals in 108 league starts. The Scottish club won four Scottish Premier League titles, two FA Cups and a League Cup during his stint there.

 
"We have now got four strikers with different qualities who can be used in different ways,” manager Alan Irvine told the club's website.
 
"That’s great for us, because we need to have flexibility, the option to approach games in different ways and cover for injuries.
 
"I’m absolutely delighted with the four strikers we have."
 
The striker scored a penalty in Greece's 2-1 victory over Ivory Coast in the 2014 Wold Cup to send Greece to the Round of 16.
 
Samaras is West Brom's ninth signing this summer. He will not play in the club's match on Saturday against Southampton.
 
- Sarah Barshop

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