Napoli have rejected the chance to sign former Celtic striker Georgios Samaras on a free transfer, according to talkSPORT.
Samaras scored 74 goals in 249 appearances for the Hoops after signing from Manchester City following a successful loan spell, but the club decided not to offer the forward a new contract, which meant that he had no option but to leave the club.
Although disappointed that he is leaving, Samaras is happy that he left the club on a high after winning the Scottish title.
Speaking to the Daily Record Samaras said: “I loved my time at Celtic but no offer came and it was not my decision to leave.
"It is always sad to leave such a great club but I was happy to leave on a high as we won another title. The only memories I have of Celtic are good ones.
"They will always be a club that is in my heart. They are so passionate about football."
He is currently in Brazil with the Greek squad, who are looking to stage the unlikely feat of adding the World Cup to their 2004 European Championship win. The Greeks have never advanced passed the group stages, so the tournament will also be a good opportunity for Samaras to demonstrate his skills in front of potential new employers.
It could even give him a chance to reopen the door at Napoli if he is a vital component of a Greece squad which manages to upset the odds.
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