Samaras moved to the Netherlands together with his father Ioannis at the age of 16, signing for Heerenveen. He broke into the Heerenveen team during the 2003-04 season, scoring three goals in his first four substitute appearances. This was followed by another successful two seasons in the Dutch top flight. Samaras scored 25 goals in 88 appearances for Heerenveen. In January 2006 Arsenal and Manchester City showed interest in signing the striker.
Samaras moved to Manchester City on 30 January 2006 for a fee of £6million. He made his debut for City as a 65th minute replacement for Andrew Cole in a 3-0 home win over Newcastle United. Samaras failed to get a regular place in the first team over the two years he was at the club. Mainly used as a substitute, Samaras... Read More