The Greek international has impressed with his intelligent hold-up play and has scored four times since joining on loan from Manchester City in January. With Samaras squeezing out top scorer Scott McDonald from the starting line-up in Saturday's Old Firm clash, it is clear that boss Gordon Strachan has been pleased with the forward's contribution.

Celtic have first refusal on the striker and could snap him up for £2.5million in the summer - provided Samaras wants to stay.