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Celtic Striker Gary Hooper Joins Norwich City On a 3-Year Deal

gary hooper Celtic Striker Gary Hooper Joins Norwich City On a 3 Year Deal

Essex-born striker Gary Hooper has joined Norwich City on a 3-year-deal, which makes him the seventh summer signing by manager Chris Hughton.

Hooper, who has been Celtic’s top goalscorer for the past three seasons, almost joined Queens Park Rangers. Manager Harry Redknapp said on Wednesday that unless there were any last ditch hurdles, then Hooper would be heading to Loftus Road. However, Norwich agreed a deal with Celtic on Wednesday, which cleared the way for Hooper to join the Premier League club.

Hooper told the Norwich City website:

“There’s been a lot of speculation going back to January and I’m pleased to have finally put pen to paper and joined Norwich.
“I can’t wait to get down to work, to get training with the lads and working with the coaching staff. I knew Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood from my youth days at Spurs so it will be great to be back working with them in the Premier League.
“I have scored goals at every level I have played at and the challenge of playing in the Premier League is really exciting to me.”

Here’s a preview of what Premier League supporters can expect to see this upcoming season when Hooper plays up front for the Canaries:

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2 Responses to Celtic Striker Gary Hooper Joins Norwich City On a 3-Year Deal

  1. Guy says:

    Certainly a promising signing. I wouldn’t have minded Stoke picking him up.

    With all the new signings, it will be interesting to see how Norwich fares this season.

  2. CTBlues says:

    The only reason this had to happen is because Celtic is stuck in the SPL.

    I am happy that he will probably finally get a shot at an England call up, but this just sucks for Celtic.

    One funny thing is when I was playing FIFA 12 last year as Celtic in career mode I put Celtic in the Championship and got into the Premier League Norwich was constantly trying to by Hooper.

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