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Birmingham agree Samaras fee

Birmingham agree Samaras fee

Manchester City striker Georgios Samaras will move to Birmingham if he agrees personal terms after the two clubs agreed a fee for the Greece international, according to reports.

The 22-year-old, who joined Man City from Dutch outfit Heerenven in January 2006, has failed to force his way into Sven-Goran Eriksson's first-team plans since the Swede took control at the City of Manchester Stadium.

According to BBC Sport, Samaras will join new signings James McFadden and David Murphy at St Andrews if he can agree terms. Samaras has been capped 12 times for his country and has scored three goals.

Samaras was linked with a move away from Manchester in the summer but opted to stay and fight for his place - earning the praise of Eriksson, who hailed the player's professionalism.

In October, former England boss Sven said: "Georgios is working hard; getting better and better and stronger and stronger. He is now tactically more aware of what to do out on the pitch in a game than he was. There is a big difference between the Samaras that I see now and the one that I saw when I got here in July.

"Georgios, to be fair, could have gone in the summer if he had wanted to but he said no and that he wanted to stay here and fight for his place. I am happy that he did. He is a fantastic boy who is professional and always open and willing to discuss aspects of his game.

"What Georgios has to do is decide is what type of player he wants to be. I don't think he should be doing a lot of tricks, he should be using his physical power because he is an extremely good header. For me he is a central striker and a good one as well."

One more to add to the list, perhaps, although it is unclear where Samaras would fit in if Argentine starlet Mauro Zarate completes his loan move from Qatari side Al-Sadd, as expected (see here).

Writer:Jasper's Parrot
Date:Friday January 18 2008
Time: 4:43PM

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Not too sure about him and I wouldn't want to pay too much if we do get him. But he is still young and has shown glimpses to indicate he may be able to develop into a classy player. If we get all the players we currently look like we are going to get, we could be pretty powerful.
OneTeamInBirmingham
18/01/2008 16:59:00
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Best of luck for tomoz, may the best team win...and that´d be us. UP THE CHELS!!!
Blue is the colour
19/01/2008 00:30:00
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has he the ability to keep you up and replace Vine i don't think so
ozanne park rangers
19/01/2008 19:24:00
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well hope its just a case of him not fitting in a man city bcos he hasnt pulled any trees up has he
mick66owl
21/01/2008 00:22:00
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