Yesterday we mentioned how Arsenal and other clubs were tracking Celtic’s Victor Wanyama. Now it seems that one of his team mates might also be mulling over a move to the Premiership.
Gary Hooper, who is you your remember was the subject of five failed bids from Norwich during the transfer window, is rumoured by the Metro to be ready to push for a move to the Premiership with Spurs his chosen destination
The Metro says
Hooper is understood to have made it clear to manager Neil Lennon that he won’t be signing a new contract at Celtic, and was reportedly promised a summer switch if he didn’t push through a transfer last month.
The ex-Scunthorpe striker duly obliged, and despite Liverpool, Newcastle and a string of Russian clubs all showing an interest Hooper has told his agent to try to negotiate a switch to Tottenham.
Hooper was on the books at Spurs as a youngster but never quite made the grade there. Having been a success in the Champions League this season with Celtic Hooper would quite possibly get a second shot of the competition with Spurs, providing they continue their current vein of form.
Spurs apparently made enquiries about the player on transfer day but were put off by the English stars £10 million price tag. It seems that they may be ready to pay the money this time.
It is depressing news for Celtic fans, but Hooper has made it clear that he has ambitions to play more regularly for the national side and the BBC acknowledged on Tuesday England boss Roy Hodgson is only an occasional visitor to Glasgow.
Meanwhile The Express is suggesting that Spurs are also going to chase another one of their winter transfer targets in the summer. Roma’s Pablo Osvaldo has scored 11 times in 18 games this year but the Express says Roma are willing to sell him because of his poor disciplinary record.