Despite Newcastle United’s official offer to sign Andreas Samaris from Benfica, it looks like the Greek midfielder isn’t going anywhere.
Portuguese newspaper O Jogo reports today that the player is really going to stay at the Eagles after turning down the chance to move to the Premier League.
With Samaris’ contract with Benfica expiring at the end of the season, Newcastle had reportedly offered €300k to have the player on a loan deal, giving him a chance of signing a two-year contract in the summer. Then the Portuguese side would keep a percentage of a future transfer.
However, O Jogo says that both Samaris and Benfica have rejected the deal. The midfielder doesn’t want to move away from the Lisbon side, and the Eagles didn’t like the amount offered.
Now Benfica have reportedly offered a new contract to Samaris, and they are ready to start discussing the new terms for him to stay with the Eagles.
Although the player has only four appearances this season, he’s happy that the change of managers has been reversing his situation at the club, as he’s having more chances lately.