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Man City's Samaras won't rule out Celtic stay

Georgios Samaras is refusing to rule out turning his loan move from Manchester City to Celtic into a permanent arrangement.

The 23-year-old Greek international arrived at Parkhead in the January transfer window and has quickly settled into his new surrounds.

Clearly relishing playing first team football on a regular basis, Samaras is set to weigh up his future between now and the campaign's close.

He said: "I'm really pleased with myself that I made the correct decision to come to this club.

"It was hard for me to move on, because I loved that I was at Manchester City - but unfortunately some things changed.

"For the last couple of months, I was not enjoying my football in England.

"But now I am here I am back on track. I am back on my road and playing football."

While Samaras is loath to speak ill of his parent club, he accepts he is eager to have his future sorted before the start of the European Championship.

"I think it is too soon to speak about staying after the summer," he said.

"It is not just up to me. It is up to Celtic and Manchester City to discuss everything.

"The only thing I can say is that I want everything sorted before the European Championships.

"If I have the possibility to stay then I will.

"I think there is an agreement in place between the clubs for a transfer fee which I think is £3million. But it's not just up to me.

"We must sit at the table with everyone and discuss the positive things and the negative things.

"In the end I will make the choice - but I am between two clubs just now."

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