Former Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper has added fuel to the fire regarding speculation linking him with a move to SPFL side Celtic.
The 31-year-old was one of six players to be released by Sheffield Wednesday on Monday, having made just six appearances for the Owls in a season which has been hampered by injuries.
The forward scored a total of 31 goals in nearly 90 games for the Owls, and has since been linked with a move to a club that he knows very well indeed.
Reports from the Scottish Sun claim that Neil Lennon, if given the Celtic job permanently, would like to bring Hooper back to Celtic Park, having lifted four major trophies during his time at Parkhead.
Plenty of Celtic fans have urged Hooper to re-sign for the club, and one particular tweet from @ajlinning has been retweeted by the player on Twitter, sparking a huge amount of speculation.
Hooper netted 63 goals in 90 league starts for the Scottish Champions, and is clearly a fans’ favourite in those parts.
This is very interesting indeed, and I personally think that Hooper would be an excellent signing for Celtic.
He has endured a tough time with injuries at Sheffield Wednesday, but still has a very decent goalscoring record for the Owls, and I am surprised to see Sheffield Wednesday let him leave.
Steve Bruce will be looking to rebuild his squad for the summer, and releasing the likes of Hooper, George Boyd and Marco Matias shows that he really does mean business.