HOOPER MOVING ON
Celtic are in danger of losing striker Gary Hooper before the end of the transfer window due to persistent links with the likes of Norwich city and QPR over the last few months. Hooper has been one of the best players for Celtic over the last three years.
He has been the top scorer for the club in all the seasons, but he has been a traveller throughout his career. Hence, it is extremely likely that he may join a Premier league club before the end of the transfer window. Lennon, though, is still holding hope that he will be able to persuade Hooper to stay at the Scottish club.
During his 10 years at the club, Hooper has managed to win the Premier league and the Scottish cup apart from reaching the latter stages of the Champions League as well. Lennon has revealed that he will be holding talks with Hooper in order to determine his future. Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future, Hooper has been included in the squad for the second leg Champions League qualifier against Cliftonville. Lennon has said that as long as the player remains as part of the Celtic first-team, he will be his plans for the matches.
Norwich have made two offers for the player so far.
"It is between Gary's representatives and the club in question. I hope to speak to him this afternoon. I haven't had a chance to see much of him in the last week or so with the games being in Belfast and London. For the time being, he's still a Celtic player and he's fit now and it's a great addition to have for tomorrow night. We are looking to bring another striker in anyway to just beef up the attack at little bit," said the Celtic manager.