Transfer news: Celtic accept bid from QPR for striker Gary Hooper
The 25-year-old is keen on a return to England
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Celtic have accepted a bid for striker Gary Hooper from QPR, it is understood.
Essex-born Hooper could now be on his way to Loftus Road after making clear his intentions to return to England.
Norwich and Hull both had offers for the 25-year-old turned down earlier this year.
Hooper has scored 82 goals in three years at Celtic Park but has resisted attempts to extend his contract beyond next summer.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon admitted earlier this week that he thought the forward's mind may be elsewhere but Hooper was keen to play against Cliftonville last night and came off the bench as Celtic eased into the third qualifying round of the Champions League with a 2-0 win at Parkhead.
But the former Southend player, who joined Celtic from Scunthorpe in a £2.4million deal, looks now to be nearing a return south as he bids to win England recognition.
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