Hooper denies Wednesday VIP box rumours

Date published: Friday 4th September 2015 5:23

Gary Hooper Norwich City

Gary Hooper has denied that a request for a VIP box to be included in his deal reportedly hindered his move from Norwich to Sheffield Wednesday.

Wednesday, bankrolled by new owner Dejphon Chansiri, signed 15 players during the summer transfer window but their attempt to recruit Hooper broke down before the deadline.

Hooper passed a medical with Wednesday last week and the club had agreed a £500,000 loan fee with Norwich, as well as taking on the forward’s entire salary.

But Sheffield paper The Star are reporting that the move collapsed because Wednesday refused to include in the deal a VIP box at Hillsborough for Hooper’s family and friends.

According to The Star, boxes at Hillsborough cost around £30,000 per season. Hooper will now remain at Norwich, having also been linked with Fulham after the Wednesday move collapsed.

Hooper himself took to Twitter to post the following message:

You’d think that’s in response to said rumours.

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