Samir was born in Islington, London, on 4 April 1993. He was signed by Cambridge United's under-
In 2009 he moved to Aston Villa, where he was a regular in the youth team and made three first-
On 6 August 2014 he signed for the Dons on a three-
Samir is of Irish, Italian and Moroccan descent and is eligible to play for Italy, Morocco, England and Ireland, the country of his grandparents, and chose the latter.
He signed for Sheffield United in January 2017 for a sum believed to be in the region of £500,000 after making 94 appearances for the Dons and netting six goals.