Norwich agree Hooper fee - report

Norwich have reportedly agreed a fee with Celtic for Gary Hooper, who had previously looked set to join QPR.

Last Updated: 25/07/13 at 20:49 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: Mikel Arteta happy at Arsenal as agent dismisses Fiorentina talk

Post comment

Mikel Arteta’s agent says the midfielder is enjoying life at Arsenal and has no desire to leave for Fiorentina.

Transfer news: Zoltan Gera returns to Hungary with Ferencvaros

Post comment

Ferencvaros have announced the signing of former West Bromwich Albion and Fulham midfielder Zoltan Gera.

All Articles

Gary Hooper: Now look set for Carrow Roa

Gary Hooper: Now look set for Carrow Roa

It's understood the two clubs have finally reached agreement over a player who has been pursued by Canaries boss Chris Hughton for some time.

The news may come as a blow to QPR boss Harry Redknapp, who thought he was in the driving seat to capture the prolific 25-year-old frontman after Rangers too had a bid accepted.

Hughton, who is currently in the United States with his players preparing for the new season, will now hope the club can agree personal terms and that Hooper will complete a medical before sealing the deal.

Asked about the former Scunthorpe striker in the wake of a 1-0 defeat by Portland Timbers during the early hours of this morning, Hughton told the Eastern Daily Press: "We are still working very hard.

"It is very difficult for me with the eight-hour time difference, but even with the conversations I am having with the chief scout it is trying to find the right times. Nothing imminent, but we are still working."

However, things appear to have moved on rapidly since then amid speculation that Hooper could even undergo a medical later today.

QPR appeared to have made significant progress when their bid, understood to be in the region of £5million, was accepted, but that simply prompted Norwich to step up their interest.

Hughton initially tried to sign the player in January, although Celtic boss Neil Lennon has repeatedly spoken of his hope that he would remain at Parkhead, where he has 12 months remaining on his contract.

Speaking in Dublin last month, Lennon said: "There are no offers in and one of my priorities will be to try to keep Gary at the club."

Hooper was used as a substitute in Tuesday's Champions League qualifier victory over Cliftonville, but his days in Glasgow appear to be numbered.

The Essex-born marksman began his Football League career at Southend, but rose to prominence after a £175,000 switch to Scunthorpe in July 2008.

His form at Glanford Park won him a £2.4million transfer to Celtic two years later and he has not disappointed, finishing as the Bhoys leading scorer in each of the last three seasons.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

World Cup: Penalty joy for Argentina as they beat Netherlands to reach final

Argentina overcame Netherlands on penalties after a 0-0 draw to set up a meeting with Germany in the World Cup final.

World Cup: Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari to decide his future after the weekend

Luiz Felipe Scolari will wait until after the World Cup third-fourth place play-off before deciding his future.

Championship: Former Fulham skipper Brede Hangeland criticises Felix Magath

Brede Hangeland does not believe Felix Magath is the right man to lead the club back into the Premier League

Mail Box

Mails: Are Footballers Just Big Kids?

That's what the mailbox thinks, with Brazil's players showing a lack of responsibility in their 7-1 thrashing by Germany. Plus, more on Ozil and the importance of passion...

'Wow' Says The Mailbox In Unison. Wow Indeed.

There is understandably a great deal of reaction to Tuesday night's lunacy, but we have added thoughts on the anti-Ozil 'agenda' and Liverpool acting like they're big-time...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property